OR COULD IT BE ---MAYBE the snow and ice came along to cancel classes because the oils had invaded my WATERMEDIA studio? Punishment? It was all Carl's idea to have an oil demo, so maybe we can just blame all that winter weather on him! (Grin.)
Again, the idea was to capture my emotional response about the scene as quickly as possible with few details. A week later, while it was still snowing, I worked on the painting again, trying to straighten up the gondola, add in some more windows, and really messed it up. The sense of immediacy disappeared. It's in the dump now, having joined the piles of wasted watercolors that went before it.
The oil mess is cleaned up. The lids are on tight, and the tubes packed away, paper palettes pitched, brushes painstakingly cleaned ..... until next time. The snow's all melted, finally. Back to my fluid acrylics and watercolors.
The second painting is a little bigger - about 12 x 9" - and on canvas. A third, very large painting was developed from these two onto a sheet of YUPO paper. It's the third photo posted, although the colors don't quite do it justice.
The YUPO painting was created using all transparent watercolor, and my hope was to establish a very impressionistic, oil-like painting with the watercolor. That slick YUPO surface is so versatile. I LOVE IT!
The first oil on paper painting above has not been posted before, but the last two were posted much earlier in my blogging. I wanted to include them here again with the previous posts of oil-studies-soon-to-be-watercolors.
One of my friends mentioned that he really liked my paintings where the people had no faces. He's an strong introvert and loves art, and I appreciated his observation of the impressionistic look.
"EUROPE'S BEST" Transparent Watercolor on heavyweight YUPO 40 x 26" COLLECTED