What I Did on my Summer Vacation

I’m no watercolorist, but I did one every day.  I always began with some warm-up drawing, and usually my daughter painted too.  What strikes me is the enormous difference from day 1 to day 6.  I was looking at Frank Benson and Andrew Wyeth.






Thursday- there’s a children’s book called Carmine:  A Little More Red that says every painting should have a little red in it.  The author has a point.


Friday- that reflection is my daughter fishing on the dock




I spent a lot of time this week looking at water and trying to figure out how to paint it.  I have a profound new respect for all the artists who do it well.  It wouldn’t kill me to study with someone who knows what they’re doing and I’ve been eyeing Joel Janowitz’s summer class at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA for a few years now.  But it didn’t fit my schedule this year and instead I’m leaving Sunday for a class in carborundum printmaking with Louise Hamlin.  Very excited.




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