Here's a failed drawing of Glacier Peak, and some studies I did afterward to look for a brush stroke more evocative of evergreens, and one where I kinda got it right. Now to fix the composition and tone. (my lived experience of the mountains is that everything is 100% saturated all the time, but I don't think that works as a painting approach) A lot of drawing feels like completely failing all the time, which typically doesn't get posted.
The first multiday backpacking trip I ever went on was 20 miles of coast in the olympic national park. It's still one of my favorites. If you go, chances are, you'll see a lot of moody sunsets, not to say rain.
7" x 7", watercolor on paper
Is pink and blue still cool? Or maybe outrun? Everyone likes a liminal space, and the shore at dawn is like "I heard you liked liminal spaces, so we put some liminal colors in your liminal time in your liminal space, so now you can be between two things while you are between two things. Also there are pelicans."
View of Playa Majahua
Basically, I'm working on seascapes right now. A few days ago I noticed that I don't know how to draw them, so...
I should do a series of bad advice for artists. It'd be things like "always draw what you don't know how to draw," "avoid right angles," "color isn't important," and "representational art is for liars." Probably it would need to be a video series...
A dog named Tilly (chihuahua/wire haired terrier cross) . A lake south of Forester Pass in the High Sierra. A field near Troncones, GRO, Mexico.
All watercolor on paper.
I really wish I could figure out how to let my landscapes get as loose as the dog portrait. (I mean, I'm going to keep at it...)
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