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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day 6: 30 Paintings in 30 Days


My painting for Day 6:
Yes!  More Leaves..After viewing Rhonda Carpenter's blog "Watercolors and Words", I was encouraged to try some painting directly onto the paper instead of drawing first with a pencil.  This painting is 3" x 5" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  As you can see, I am really painting outside of my "box." which is usually tight and controlled.

The weather here in western Ohio is still too cold for me to consider plein air painting - although the temperature is in the 30's and the sky is soooo blue!  Beautiful!  The snow is melting and I can now see green grass peeking through the snow in a few places where the drifts were not as high.

1 comment:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I am a sucker for autumn leaves and this is no exception. Beautiful!!