"Neglected, but not Forgotten" 3.5x2.5 watercolor on paper
I'm surprised this painting fell together in an hour. I had an hour to produce something before I had to fix dinner but I still went ahead and grabbed a blank ACEO watercolor paper (btw a gift from a dear friend Barbara Ann Spencer Jump). She was kind enough to gift me a variety of watercolor papers in 2.5x3.5 format! This is equivalent to winning the raffle ticket for me because I can only cut trapezoids for some reason! Check out the submissions "Paint What You Paint With Challenge"
I felt SOOOO challenged by the DPW Old Mill challenge! It's not so much that the reference photo was low resolution and dreary. But I admit, I'm not a landscape artist and I'm especially not used to painting with a with a make-believe prettier picture in my head HAHAHA So I submitted anyway, such as it was....
"Solo Mio" 7x5 watercolor on paper
Finally, I took a picture of myself....rather, I happen to like this one picture I took recently of myself so I thought I'd paint it for the DPW All About Me challenge. I started painting it before Romel Delatorre workshop, but I think was a mistake not to finish what I had started before the workshop because I was simply dying to paint when I got back! It would have behooved me more to paint something on a blank canvas. My saturated brain was not ready to go backwards. So I'm disappointed in this painting. I'd like to start painting with more subtlety. We'll chalk this one up to painting while I'm in transition but I am sharing it here as starting point (fingers crossed). We'll see where I go from here :)
"Departure" oil on linen 6x6 inches
Umm here is the reference photo don't laugh! I am the only one allowed to laugh! Oh of course you can laugh! :D