First gouache of the season.
Begin at the very beginning. It's still challenging to start a project, putting yourself out there, compelling yourself to do good work. And good work is really what it's all about.
The day was perfect. In between rain storms.
|Laying down artist's tape to "frame" the image.|
|My wife keeps me smiling.|
Getting all the supplies together takes strategy, even this plastic chair, which we purchased two years ago. We store it with friends here, in Umbria.
|I love this chair.|
I've done a couple of gouaches of it.
|A new set of colors purchased, always new paints.|
Nice cigar box kit. And retractable water cup.
The requirement of the work is to have formal inventiveness and pictorial intelligence that lives in the moment.
|And it's all about the color.|
First painting done.
On to the next painting.
Let the season begin.
|Framing the images with different colored pencils.|
Stay tuned. More to come from Umbria.