On Sunday morning I woke up rearing to go: To Paint the town red!
I knew which building I wanted to paint...this old 1889 red brick building that was on the opposite side of the street I had painted the day before. It was over cast and rain was predicted. It was dry when I arrived at ten a.m. And there was no sun on my side of the street, as had been the case on Saturday. So it was perfect for my needs!
It worked perfectly!!! I'd never done this before, but had the right tools (a long wooden skewer) to dip into the stuff and spread it where I wanted the paint NOT to go. I waited until it dried and then did my pink/red wash over it.
Some might say the painting was finished here as a "true watercolor" painting...however, I like it when I add my black artist pens...
...in bold, medium and fine lines to define what I was seeing. I like the way it makes it pop!
I think the sky tells you what the weather was like!
Kids seemed the most excited passing by to see an adult painting outside. One woman stopped to tell me she had seen me getting started when she and her husband were going into the restaurant. When she came out I was finishing up. She said: "You are fast!" and "You are very talented!" It feels so good to hear this. One of these days I am going to fully own it too.
Downstairs from this part of the building shown here is the Mirage, the hair salon where I get my hair done!