Today I actually spent quite a bit of time painting. Started out doing a soft pastel landscape on a gesso coated piece of watercolor paper from a prior mess up. Didn’t come out good at all. Next I tried a small oil pastel on a tinted canvas piece that I had ready and did a beach boat scene, also not good! Finally said give up and do a watercolor and be done with it! Also not good. Sooooo, spent a lot of time practicing with nothing to post. Since I had four new little ACEO’s done just sitting there said if I’m gonna post something why not them!
So here they are. Covered Bridge, from a Lancaster PA trip, Resort, from Marco Island visit last month, Iris, just a study and Black Eyed Susan’s from a recent photo! These seem to calm me when I get out of control and feel I’ve lost it all! They take a bit of patience and control that I seem to lack these days when dealing with a large landscape scene.
What I did today may be reworked and completed at a later time who knows? I hate wasting all that good paper you know so I will never throw anything away. There is always hope that I can salvage them into something worthy when the right mood strikes me.
Until next time, keep trying.