Monday, October 5, 2009

Laundry Day


 
A few weeks ago I went to O'Donnell, TX to visit a friend, and take pictures of the sunflower fields. We went to her parent’s home for lunch and when we drove up I saw this wonderful old building. They call it the washhouse because when her grandparents lived there that is what it really was. There weren’t any sheets on the clothesline but I thought it needed something! I LOVED this old building! It had so much character.
I painted it with transparent watercolor first, (bottom image) and still didn’t have it like I wanted it, so I re-did it using ‘some’ gouache, mainly in the sky.
This is one of the paintings that will be in the upcoming solo show that I have been invited to hang. It will be in Clovis, New Mexico in November.

Smile

'Smile'  is an acrylic painting of my friend Pat.   She is always taking photos of everybody,  esp at the community happenings!...