I can't capture the kind of color that is in the original photo, but will persevere.Mirror Lake, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Sometimes it feels like I'm making very little progress. This is one of those days. I spent a great deal of time trying to paint straight vertical lines on the buildings in this one, but I'll have to go back and do more.
The figure on the left— the young guy in the white shirt— looked too chalky to me, so I livened up his skin color using only earth pigments, no white. Then I went on to the street surface. One of the white lines had been mis-measured, so I fixed that, but struggled with the addition of dark places on the white lines where the street paint had been worn away by shoes and cars and weather.Straight Ahead, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
The piece below needs more work than I thought. Today I started with the flakes of salt, or whatever they are, on the tops of the profiteroles but then realized I needed to make the plate look smoother. I'm not sure it was a success.
Profiteroles, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
Then it was on to the big painting of the young woman crossing the street. I glazed some purple and emerald green over the folds of her dress, but it still shows up as black. Also worked the face, which needs to be lighter still.
Straight Ahead, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)
And then some pastel:
Monday, March 28, 2022
It's been so long since I actually felt like working that it was a surprise today when I got excited about so many paintings. This is the last one for today; it's already after 5 pm and time for dinner. I added a bluish glaze to most of the shadow areas on the wall of the house. We'll see how that looks in a few days and then I think I'll go back into the yellow with a slightly lighter color.Somerville Roses, © 2022, work in progress (click on image for larger view)