I sat inside the fence and painted the back deck and view. There wasn't much sun and then it got windy. There are many more trees and some pretty good fall color. I only worked on it for two hours and added the ink at home. I should have tried the ink on plastic over the painting before I added it. I liked it better before adding the ink. The small version looks better than the original. The original is in a watercolor sketchbook, 9 x 12 inches.
Number 6, something you are wishing for - painting watercolor better without working at it! I'm such a procrastinator.
The background yellow is too warm so not pushed back. I will see if I can add some more lemon yellow and see what happens. Usually though, once finished I never go back. I painted with the watercolor brushes that hold water so I wouldn't have to have water in a container. Good for sketching but not really for a big painting, you don't get the watery feeling.
I returned to Bastrop and stopped at Sonic for a burger. I hadn't had one of those in so long. It was great with a diet cherry limeade. They make those with diet 7-up I hear, but making them at home isn't the same. Maybe it is the Styrofoam cups, eh?
I arrived at the Art Center for class. Oops, no yellow Volkswagon beetle outside. Pomona is never late. Polly wasn't their either. Someone was confused. I had the art center put it on the calendar so it wasn't us. Needless to say the class didn't happen. Good thing I worked with watercolor earlier.
I did get to visit with Lester Sensat which is always good for me. Visited a bit with some of the other artists.
I called Pomona, she thought our class was over .. so. She and I are going to go to Smithville with the Plein Air group next Wednesday if things work out. Maybe I will get out my pastels for that day.