|Heavy Frost watercolor 3.5 x 17|
Last week's assignment was a painting of a late November landscape. Come class day, I still had no reference as the holiday weekend had usurped my energy. I awoke to a heavy frost, the headache, and decided to paint the view that I see as I sip my morning java. And, I decided to paint small, really small....something I rarely do. One glance into my studio currently reveals 6 unfinished paintings and, with the holidays abreast, I didn't want to add to that number. An hour or so before class, I thrifted a small, small horizontal frame.....perfect! I painting sitting down...with small brushes....barely touching the surface....and.....a light-hearted attitude.
I am truly happy with the result. The finished work is 3.5 x 17". Very very small. This extreme exercise was good for me in many ways. Learning to play the softer notes.
And, I guess we should have put up the outdoor lights last week.