Hahnemuhle 140# half sheet
Anyway here’s the photo.
Margaret done for the day. xoxoxox hoping she will get this one painted and then finish the Atlanta one. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
I actually like this so far. The morning will tell. Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Yellow ochre cobalt and alizarin This layer will eventually disappear or appear to be white.
Margaret ready for a nap after four hours of madly chasing after Vlad today. Eeek.
That boat in the middle. Thought I would never get it drawn. Right now it’s done but who knows when i look on the am?!
If the drawings not right you can’t start painting.
Hugs Margaret xoxoxo looking at a busy day tomorrow.
On the whole I like it but feel it’s a little light. I will sleep on it and decide. Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
Margaret all in for tonite. Michael’s tomorrow for some fixative I hope. Otherwise waiting til I go to Blick this weekend.
Winter in St Petersburg makes me glad we don’t live in a cold cold clime like that. Half sheet Kilimanjaro 20×15″
These are some famous buildings in St Petersburg. Took an online class from Tatiana Assimova (she’s on IG) where you spoke Russian to us and Vlad translated simultaneously. How crazy we live in a day and age you can take a class live all the way from St Petersburg while it’s being translated in Sarasota FL on zoom?!
The sketch and my paper sopping wet. We wet both sides and let it sink into the paper. I used a big hake brush to do it.
Mine was so wet it was still dripping on the back side FOUR hours later. I kept trying to paint the people and my trees in the foreground and they just kept running.
The trees are painted with a half worn out chip brush. The cheap house painting brushes you can buy for $1 each. Or by the bagful at Michael’s.
Finally used a hair dryer on it. BOTH a front and back sides. C R A Z Y. Nothing was drying. Maybe because I had the windows open?! Usually everything dries quickly running the AC or heat.
sky wash of Daniel Smith neutral tint over a yellow ochre layer. All very wet. It does make great skies though.
Onto the buildings. Yellow ochre and neutral tint. I did not get the 911 at first that you had to use straight color to keep it from running a lot. Oops. I did by the time I got to the building on the left.
Colors neutral tint yellow ochre and a dab of burnt sienna.
More trees and buildings. My details kept mushing into the backgrounds. Oops. Too wet.
And now everything else was running together or running away. Sigh. I kept waiting for the trees to dry but no no no they weren’t. I scrubbed off the lilac grey in the foreground.
Hair dryer time.
Here it is now. A fun experiment.
Electric lines done w a liner neutral tint the gouache. The snow spattered w white gouache on a toothbrush. Lots of paint slinging. You should see the tv on my painting Table. Oops.
I removed the icky grey cerulean yellow ochre stripe on the bottom of the boat on the right. Looks so much better now so I signed it calling it DONE!! Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev.
Here’s the boat with the icky stripe still. I taped it off and swiped it with a Mr Clean eraser. Softened the bottom edge. Looked at it awhile and pronounced it D O N E.
Margaret taking it easy tonite. Online class with Don Andrew‘s tomorrow. Wanted to take a class with him for a long time. LOVING Zoom classes. Xoxo
To finish today.
A day spent in Prague. Still lots to do. List too long to write but… it needs a lot. Oddly I actually like it for once. Usually I don’t like them til the next day.Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev
The drawing on a half sheet of Hahnemuhle 140# cezanne.
Plus the sky. Took about an hour and a half to get to this point.
Really hated it at this stage. Yuck.
Added some details but there are sooo many to do. I will work on it some more manana.
Silly geese started honky at us. No clue why. Must be close to a dozen.
Margaret xoxoxo just tahred.
Paint along with Vladislav Yesileyev. So I thought I was done but I already find one thing to do. Shadow on the bow of one of the boats.
All I can say about today’s painting do NOT use cerulean thinking you are using cobalt. Combined with yellow ochre it makes MUD. Non transparent MUD.
The sketch on a half sheet of Hahnemuhle 140#
Working on midtones.
Margaret done in. Also cleaned up the pantry and the fridge and finished two other paintings. Too busy today!! Xoxoxox
Croatia. Paint along #three with Vlad Yesileyev. He’s taking a group there to paint this summer he hopes. Covid willing.
Done for now and maybe forever. ￼
The value sketch.
The sketch. 140# rough Hahnemuhle Cezanne great paper. Only thing I don’t like abt it it buckles when soppy wet but dries flat. Paint and paper from Cheap Joes. Love them.
First washes. Looks very ghost like. This photo was taken when it was wet. See the buckles?!
Adding darks and the water. Painting those darn boats. Hmm they were the easiet thing to paint. Actually this was not a hard painting. Just a lot to do.
And done. I need a nap now after the paint along. Work slap out!! 😂
Margaret whose ready to tuck up on the sofa with a blanket. Xoxoxo