This March the Tennessee Watercolor Society will have a fundraiser for Warner Park. Each Artist will be allowed two paintings to exhibit. I have my first one ready to go. This is a small pen and watercolor wash, 6" x 9". The view is on the back side of the entrance looking out. I will need to get busy on the second piece which will be much larger. I'm glad to have gotten this one ready to go.
Today at the studio was wonderful. I started a new painting, put the wash on the above pen and ink drawing and did a little framing. It was a great day.
Yesterday a friend and I went to Edwin Warner Park to draw and paint. I got this one started at the park and finished it today where waiting at the doctors office. In March or April the Tennessee Watercolor Society will help with a fundraiser for the park. Our work will be for sell at the learning center and part of each artwork sold. a portion will be donated to the park. Since it's a watercolor show, I will be adding a color wash to this one.It's a 6" x 9" and will be in a 11" x 14" frame. This is at the entrance of the park, it's a beautiful park.
I went with a friend today to photograph and paint at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville, TN. It was beautiful and a little cold on our fingers when it came to painting. The park is beautiful and a wonderful places to walk, run or hike. There are gorgeous trees, huge trees and a beautiful creek. We left after a few hours and had a nice lunch then home. It was a great day.
I finished this painting last Feb. but I never liked it. So I reworked it with the hopes of making it better. First problem, everyone thought my dog only had three legs. I painted her scratching. She was always scratching the last two or three years of her sweet little life. The other problem, it just didn't work. So I darkened the painting. I tried for more depth. I'll look at it again tomorrow to see what it needs. I also want to crop it. The photo below is the cropped image.
It was very enjoyable day at the studio today.
Thanks to the 50+ viewers who responded to my request on rather they preferred my pen and ink with or without the watercolor wash. It turns out that most preferred the color wash. The two images are below. I want to Thank everyone who participated, your comments and suggestions are so appreciated. It is also very helpful for me and it was fun!.
The pen and ink above was done in the 80's as a commission for someone in Kentucky. I have lost their names and would love to reconnect. If you recognize the house, please let me know.
Thank again everyone,
Today, while I was volunteering at the chamber, I added a color wash to yesterday's pen and ink drawing. I would really love to hear from y'all as to which one you prefer. I would appreciate it your comments.
I traveled to Nashville this morning with David to a doctors appointment and once again, I drew as I waited. It really helps to pass the time. This barn I photographed last Thursday in Stewart, TN. It was a log barn or house, I'm not really sure. The logs are doing better than the roof, that's for sure. I used a sharpie fine point pen on this one. It's another small one, 6" x 9". I actually like this size, it frames up nicely in an 11" x 14" frame or a 8" x 10". If you are interesting in it, call me.
I also worked at the studio yesterday and it was nice to be back. I'm finishing up an old watercolor that I just was not happy with. I'm hope I all save it.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.