Day 11 of 30 in 30 — Around the Bend

Around the Bend.  8" x 10" $25.

Around the Bend. 8″ x 10″ watercolor $25.

So in today’s offering we have one painting that combines both elements of my nominal “theme” of this challenge:  Seas and Skies.

This painting was inspired by a trip over a decade ago to the Rio Grande up in Rio Rancho, NM with the kiddos.  It’s been a hectic busy week, after other busy weeks, and I knew for a fact that I would NOT have painted today if it weren’t for this challenge.

So that’s great!

I also know that doing this daily is helping techniques “click” in my brain.  As an example, I started out the sand with an earth yellow color added other colors to it, blues, burnt oranges and then brushed them together to help them blend, making sure to keep the brush strokes horizontal and I think it helped define the sand.  That was from a video I watched last month and the act of painting helped pull that technique from deep in my brain.

There are parts of this that I would have liked to do better, but for the end of a busy week, I’m calling it “done”!

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