It's not always awesome getting to Tahoe, but it's always so nice to be there. This was the view from our recent weekend in Truckee with good friends.
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The metal kind. Painted using only one color paint: Mars Black
p.s. Sorry my posts have been so random. My intent is to be daily, but sometimes client work, kid stuff, car stuff, life stuff has a way of butting in. Thank you for hanging in there with me!
They are each smaller than a dime. The cuties little wrapped candies ever - in all their wee-ness plus striped and dotted wrapper!
ps - Thanks for hanging in there with me as my time with the paintbrush has been sparse the last few weeks. The start of the school year will help....
I've taken a photograph of each of my subjects in my so-far 157 days of making a daily illustration, which serve a few purposes. First, I can see a history of the actual vs painted item and that's just fun. Second, it is MUCH easier for me to draw a subject that has already been 2-dimensionalized (not a word!) through the flat image. And, third, it is sometimes night when I get down to painting, so a brightly-lit reference is very helpful.
Mine. Wish I'd gone a little darker on the "screen" before pulling off the masking fluid. For those of you who are watercolorists imploring the use of masking fluid, I recently bought a ruling pen and have been using it to make thin lines and shapes. I feel like I have more control over placement this way.
San Francisco is full of beautiful views...it also has plenty of views like this one: the neighbor's building. They painted it a few years ago, so at least it's nice and neat.
I went a larger larger scale and full bleed on this one, only because I think the subject demanded it.
I know it's from Germany and that it's been around for a long time, but I don't know much more. Given to us by my MIL - like so many things in my kitchen, which I'm not sure I realized until I started this project. I have this spoon nailed to the wall upright like this with the two ceramic fish I painted on day 062 dangling from the nail too.
Have you noticed my many steel, clear and white objects? I think I like these colors/materials in real life and I like the subtle tone variations used when painting them. This may have begun MANY years ago in a high school photography class where we had a white-on-white color assignment. I photographed white eggs on a gathered white sheet.