I went out to Ardovino’s Desert Crossing on Monday morning to paint again, this time with a value sketch. Usually a value sketch makes the painting better for me, in my rather limited experience. I’m not sure if that was true this week.
I was joined by a painting “buddy”… the dogs were let out and were busy tracking scents and saying hello to others. All of a sudden I felt a little pressure on my shoe. I looked down to find a dirty chewed wine cork on top of my shoe, and the sweetest little black/brown dog panting and looking at me…hey lady, do you want to play?
That’s all it took…I spent the next forty five minutes painting and throwing that wine cork all over creation for him to chase and bring back. When I would ignore him, intent on a particular stroke, all of a sudden I’d feel the cork near my foot and the game would begin again!
Here’s a view of the painting on site. Such a lovely place!
There are parts of the second painting that I like, and parts that I think are better in the first one. over all, I think I like view one better, below, which I’m calling Sunday Morning. What do you think? I’d love to hear your views.