morning I went out again for some more plein air drawing and painting. Same neighborhood as yesterday. I chose this ESTATE! It is so full of wonderful gingerbread bric a brac. Yesterday, Karen Lee told me that these decorations for the houses were purchased through the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue in that day. I love how the top fronts of the two roofs look like a traditional quilt.
And the purple moons and stars are rather Hippie looking to me from another era, or perhaps before it's time.
There was a cat laying on the brick walk way up to the stairs that looked so much like Henry V I asked him what he was doing so far from home!!! But I guess it wasn't Henry after all. I regret not being able to pencil him in.
I am obviously over any anxiety I had over painting in pubic. Today I had many visitors. A man running by shouted to me:"Your just sitting there doing that is bringing our house values UP!!!"
Later the same guy stopped to see what I was doing and I showed him what I had done yesterday. He was impressed and told me I was "a good artist!" Later, he brought me a bottle of water!
Two teen age girls stopped too and one said: "You are a GOOD artist!" Just like that! ;-)
A woman came by twice, once on her way to the farmers market up the street, and once on her way back and was impressed with how much I had gotten done. She too liked what I was doing.
And a second woman stopped to chat, told me her whole life story, or so it seemed...friendly, and nice...they all thought I was good at what I am doing...I guess I am just finally going to have to accept it as truth! LOL I know some of you are shaking your heads at me (Patty, Cris...some others, perhaps)...but when I come out of the zone that ME isn't always so sure!
I sure like being IN THE ZONE!!!!
[This piece took three hours on the scene and another hour or so at home to finish the bottom half in ink and some painting to areas yet undone.]