Painting to celebrate Earth Day. May we leave a healthy wholesome place for future generations. Reward for sitting for live painting: a bit of organic applesauce cake and deviled (from free range) eggs. Asking the kids to sit any longer than five minutes on a beautiful spring day just didn’t seem feasible or constructive. Remainder of painting completed in studio.
A three hour session creating the sepia layer in my first try at sfumato, an Italian renaissance painting technique that Leonardo and Rembrandt used. We’ll see where it goes from here.
A continued focus on flowers, trees and public parks while I am here in Chile. The following watercolors are observations on the peaceful vibe always felt in the well attended plazas. I also continue fantasizing about park designs which I feel would be like 3-D painting but with living things. The Jacaranda tree and the Bougainvillea vine are currently stealing my heart.