I’m still working on my series of watercolors of Portland landmarks. This one is the Portland sign at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Broadway.
Here is a sneak preview of a big watercolor I started today. This piece is kind of an “experiment.” I’ve never painted a watercolor this big (30x22in; 76x56cm). I’m also applying the paint in a way that combines watercolor and oil painting. Unlike watercolor,
I am not painting big areas of solid color.
I am mixing some colors on the paper (not before I use them).
My painting is standing upright instead of lying down.
The last point is interesting and has caused me to make some adjustments; mainly not using as much water as I normally would over a large area. All of this combines to give it a different “look.” We shall see what happens.
A view looking south from the hotel.
On the road; Portland to Pendleton.
Never promise to draw while on vacation.
I promised that I would do a drawing a day, on my iPad, while I am on vacation. Now I am being asked to actually draw someting. Whine.
Today was my first full day, so here is Vacation Drawing #1.