November has brought the first of spring warmth, and a threat of hot summer days to come. I’m mourning the rain-soaked days of early spring, and the crisp, pastel chill of winter mornings. But the warm weather brings at least some good – my painting studio is finally at a habitable warmth again, and the longer days means a good amount of painting time before and after work
To celebrate this, I’ve broken open my Arches block to begin a new painting. I’ve actually had the colour studies done for this for months, but something kept putting me off starting it.
The colour study had quite a brown look, and so I am deciding whether to keep that, or lean more into the pure blues and lavenders. We shall see how it turns out! (Can you spy the dried grain of paint that fell onto my wet block? Alas, perhaps it’ll be less noticeable in time . . .)
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