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Day 4 of 30 paintings in 30 days
This is the second sketch I started on location the other day and the one I felt had a composition that I'm usually more drawn to. I spent a little more time on it today, basically adding some more texture to the grass. What I learned today is that the cheap painting brushes you can get at a hardware store work well in creating some of those wispy irregular areas.
Today was a productive day painting and it was also Open Studio Day at Studio Channel Islands Art Center where I'm an Artist in residence. If you're in the area check out all the great classes they have coming up in January. I just joined in August and what a great surprise, I got a visit from Sherri Cassell who is also doing the 30 Paintings in 30 days Challenge and somehow I had not realized we both have studios across each other. Check out her great work at her blog
What a small world!