Day 644 It’s done

     
Rhineharts 10×15″ Watercolor on Crescent watercolor board

Done and ready for delivery. I think I gave a sigh of relief Repainting this successfully. You just never know with watercolor if you will mess it up or not. Thank goodness I didn’t.  

  I had to do it over because the original was in my sketchbook and it was drawn across two pages. Would I have cut that one out and sell it to Rhineharts?! Sure would but hard to frame it when it’s in two pieces. 
So a redo was in order. 

  
   

Here’s the ink sketch. I actually used pencil first and let it dry a while before I erased it. No ink smears on this one. 
   

   
The Rhineharts Masters Week tshirt. A bit darker than the original!

 While it dried I did some last minute shopping before Masters Madness descends full blown on this town.  
I got home about five and it was painted in time to sit down and enjoy Grantchester on Masterpiece Mystery. Really enjoy that show. 
 The shirt on display at the restaurant 
 Back to the painting – it’s painted on crescent watercolor board. Heavy stuff. 
Colors used – Sky cerulean, building Winsor yellow with grey made from cerulean and burnt sienna or yellow ochre. Roof has the same colors with Inathrodone for darks. Trim is marine blue with viridian. Blacks are Inathrodone and burnt sienna or burnt umber. 
Trees are burnt umber and Inathrodone for trunks. Inathrodone, viridian, yellow ochre and green apatite. White gouache for lights. 
Thanks for reading. Get your shirt at Rhineharts. 
Margaret xxx

Day?! Rhineharts

  
  Sold a painting to Rhineharts that will be on their Masters Week shirt. How exciting is that. I know stacks will be sold that week. 
  The shirt pocket

I sat out front of Rhineharts waiting for my high school friends Peggy and Karen. We are all excited to be on the shirt!! 
Yesterday I got in Charles Reid’s class at Cheap Joes. It fills the instant its released. My friend Mike and I got one of the 16 places. Now to contain our excitement til May 2017!!!πŸ˜³πŸ˜ƒ 
Thanks for reading. 
Margaret xxx

Day 316 of my almost year long odyssey

 Fifty more days and I will have posted daily for a year. Oh my!!  I drew Rhineharts the other day while waiting for friends. Rhineharts motto is beyond casual and it lives up to that.  It’s one of Augustas favorite restaurants and is a higgily piggily old house that has been added on to over the last thirty years. The floors are concrete, you sit at picnic benches, oyster shells cover the pine shaded parking lot. Both the picnic tables and walls are covered with names inscribed with magic markers. I added ours with my Noodler Creaper Ahab. If you’re lucky a cat will beg for your shrimp tails. 

The drawing had problems. The building is very long and hard to fit on the double page spread. The bits and pieces that jut out here and there make it a perspective nightmare or maybe it’s that nothing in this place is level or square.  A builders nightmare!! 

Fun making all the greys out of various blues and Browns. Dashes here and there. Of the two colors and greys everywhere. Like the sparkle of the turquoise and the three cooks hanging out in the back porch SmOkiNg done with their lunch shift. 

Thanks for reading.  

Margaret XXX

Day 315 of my almost year long odyssey

  I drew Rhineharts the other day while waiting for friends. Rhineharts motto is beyond casual and it lives up to that.  It’s one of Augustas favorite restaurants and is a higgily piggily old house that has been added on to over the last thirty years. The floors are concrete, you sit at picnic benches, oyster shells cover the pine shaded parking lot. Both the picnic tables and walls are covered with names inscribed with magic markers. I added ours with my Noodler Creaper Ahab. If you’re lucky a cat will beg for your shrimp tails. 

The drawing had problems. The building is very long and hard to fit on the double page spread. The bits and pieces that jut out here and there make it a perspective nightmare or maybe it’s that nothing in this place is level or square.  A builders nightmare!! 

Fun making all the greys out of various blues and Browns. Dashes here and there. Of the two colors and greys everywhere. Like the sparkle of the turquoise and the three cooks hanging out in the back porch SmOkiNg done with their lunch shift. 

Thanks for reading.  

Margaret XXX