This morning I finished ‘break’ so I could frame it and take it to the March SWS meeting after work tonight. “Ranch Hand’s Cigarette Break” has been a long time coming. I had clear memories of the depth around him, and how the light beat everything creating deep shadows in some places, intensifying some colors and washing out others. I got as far as my skills allowed (see the progressive steps here) then set it aside quite awhile until I learned how to attempt the effects I remembered. Finally, I am completely happy with it.

Soon (Saturday,March 21) I will be driving back to good old Waxahachie for the  Art n Music Artwalk from 2 pm to 8 pm see me in the courthouse square during the second half. I will be painting flowers and portraits outdoors. The Ellis County Art Association will be there too. Reax about it in the Waxahachie Daily Light.

I am giving a shout out to Cason’s Flowers and Gifts for the beautiful red and white floral arrangements that inspired me to start my next painting.

Blessings also to Marie Forleo  for her inspiring A to our Q’s  this week at   l feel pretty successful today!


8 thoughts on “A Long Break

    1. I really like the watercolor society meetings. We bring in art for display (signatures covered) and vote on our favorites. The ones my best friend and I agree on have won every time so far. We see an amazing variety of techniques from experienced artists.

    1. It always amazes me how watercolor glazes make such incrementally small changes, but eventually, it creates an effect. This picture is one of my current favorites now, when it always felt a little unfinished before.

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