Saturday, March 22, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, it rained. It rained after a long time of being extremely dry in Los Angeles, and it rained quite a bit. The rain let up on Saturday morning, so I headed out to paint. I'm pretty habitual about Saturday painting, and mostly undeterred by weather. Last Saturday, I skipped painting to keep watch over a couple of lost puppies, but that's another story.
Anyhow, nobody else showed up to paint on that wet Saturday, and the farmers' market got cancelled. I liked this scene because of the old beat up aluminum trash can and painted wooden picnic table. I hardly ever see those in public parks anymore. About an hour into the painting, the rain got serious and I packed up painting stuff. At that point the painting was clearly unfinished. It stayed that way for a while, and then I finished it at home one evening when the television was broken, with the uninitiated cat trying to drink paint water.
I think the painting has a little moodiness that I really like It's simple and it shows pretty competent technique. Damp weather is ideal for watercolor painting. I hope it works out tomorrow. But tomorrow the oils are having an outing.