Today I woke to a quiet house. The kids were away. I had plenty of hot coffee by the warm fire. A beautiful morning to sit and paint.
By the way I am absolutely loving my paintbrush holder. It is super-duper functional!
I knew I wanted to do a landscape this morning, but I felt like every time I do, I hardly consider the paint palette enough, I just paint. I have amassed a good-sized assortment of my favorite color paint chips from my local paint shop and today, for the first time, I created a color palette before I started painting. In this way, as I started each new area of the painting I considered the palette a little more carefully than normal. It worked quite well actually.
Here is the final painting:
The colors are still a little too true to life. I’d like to venture into the wild color schemes of Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard. So, I will continue on the path of landscapes for a few days until I lighten and brighten up a little more. I will use the paint chips to explore some more exotic color schemes and we’ll see what I come up with.
Until then AU REVOIR!
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