Sunday, November 25, 2018

Orange and Red, Round Two

“Chicago Oranges and Reds”
Pen and watercolor, 11/25/18
8x8” Fluid watercolor paper, cold press

Another attempt at the stand of cannas and carpet of red begonias that I saw in September in Chicago.

Last time was pen and colored pencil with trees in the background; this time pen and watercolor with just sky in back. It is not quite there yet, though. I like that combination of the orange and red so much.  It may be worth another try. Perhaps gouache?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

After a Dry Spell

Finally trying to break a long dry spell with drawing and painting, but I've been writing up a storm. As long as I'm making something, life is good.

This is a flashback to a trip we made to Chicago in September. The stand of orange cannas and red begonias made me happy every time we walked by.

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