Here are a couple of little studies from photographs. The water and rocks is from a Sargent study. The palm tree street scene is a photo from the internet of Ocean Beach, CA. I lived there 30+ years ago.
It came….and it went. 2017 Brush Creek Art Walk wrapped up Sunday evening. I was so pleased to be one of the five paintings selected in the finalists. What is so wonderful for me, Jim Hamil was the judge. We own 4 of his original watercolor paintings that hang in a grouping on a wall by our dining table. I wish I was more excited about my painting, but I didn’t think it was my best work. But I was certainly thrilled to be selected in the final 5. Here are a few photos from the weekends event.
Ok there I admit it. I’m addicted to art supplies. I mean seriously who could pass up these luscious watercolors? Hand made in CO. They arrived in a little box with a yard tie. Inside was a handwritten personalized note. Each color was hand labeled and carefully wrapped in foil. Yummy colors! This yellow ochre could pass as a Carmel! I was excited as a kid on Christmas morning. Greenleaf and Blueberry Company has a challenging system to order. Once a month they ‘release’ a select number of handmade colors. Some individual and some pan sets. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING, sells out in minutes. I skipped mass to be on line the second they opened! Serious business! And I had my shopping list ready. I wanted one small 3 color “Wild Bird Egg” set, $45. And 5 colors, individual 1/2 pans for $10 each. It was a splurge, and I was thinking not all would be available, unless I was FAST. And I was fast. Everything was in my cart, so I went back in to looky loo. Mistake. When I went to pay, all but 3 colors were available! I paid for them, then returned to see if anything was left. I found one more color. Lesson learned!