One of these paintings was a battle and the other a pleasure. The agony and the ecstacy (well that is a slight exaggeration!).
Last week at the Art Club I belong to, a member brought in a pile, and yes I mean a big pile, of autumn things that she found in the park very near the club. So here is the composition I came up with. Did a quick pen sketch (so no rubbing out which speeds the process up) and then in with my trust big brush and some loose washes and salt. Such fun. Nothing planned, no pressure!
Last New Year we were in Amsterdam. I took a night scene picture that I just knew I wanted to paint. Now you know painting doesn't work out that way, So this is the nightmare painting. I did the under painting a while ago and knew it wasn't working, I couldn't put my finger on why. Stuffed it in a box and left it, as you do!
I found it this week, was going to paint on the back but persisted in my endeavours. Still don't like it, but when I sloshed on the sky (technical term) I just had to finish it. Now I have got it out of my system and have a nice fresh piece of watercolour paper on the back to start something new. A positive out of a negative. However, I do like the lady in the foreground.
Happy Sunday to one and all. Keep smiling through.