Posts Tagged ‘portfolio-Gouache’
The Greenwood Auto Show happens once a year on the last Saturday in June and for the last couple of years I’ve finally remembered to go to the damn thing.
The cars line the streets on both sides of Greenwood Avenue for a couple of miles. It’s a beautiful sight of gleaming classic cars from just about every era.
I like to put the headphones in and just paint. Doing my best to focus on the color and reflections and ignore the people. Still, every so often a car owner will catch my ear and we’ll have a chat about his prized possession.
I say ‘his’ ultimately because for some reason or another it’s an expensive hobby that seems to be vastly male-centric. I guess it stands to reason as it seems most men are attracted to sexy curves and sparkly bits.
If you’re lucky enough to find space to get a landscape going on a wooded path, it’s not only fun and challenging but quite relaxing. Especially if there are no people.
A lot of my block-in was in the medium to dark tone range as the highlights were unpredictably moving over the course of an hour and some change.
Coco Beach, Florida. Where the skin is basted in oils and weathered like handbags. Where the young and old look younger and older than they really are. I’m not sure if I’d ever consider retiring in a warm area like Florida but visiting has seems okay once in awhile. Especially if I can paint.
The challenge here was the wind, and the clouds moving in front of the sun. Only the wind never let up. Also, I kept dropping my brush, losing my hat and having to reapply the sunscreen. Your environment can be beautiful and cruel…that’s just the way it goes.