The wiry lines of the branches contrast with the mottled areas of the gray clouds.
I like the way the foreground clouds echo the contours of the power lines.
My two recent posts (Siding, Up Close and Surface of the House) were close up shots of wooden siding lit by oblique rays of the sun. Below is a photo from a greater distance.
Another photo lit with sidelong rays:
I love bright days when the sun is low in the sky, especially when the rays glance off highly textured, rough surfaces.
I like the rich, diverse array of color, shape and tone in this shot.
This is the first time in 5 years of daily posts that I’ve missed my deadline by a significant amount. The title of the piece is how I feel.
I used rough paper for this composition. So far it is just a background. I’ve got some thinking to do before I propose an appropriate foreground befitting such a textured surface.
I just started reading a biography of Leonardo daVinci. It is very interesting but, in conjunction with my goal of experimenting with watercolor every day, it is intimidating. I began today’s experiment with dry brush strokes of quinacridone rust on paper with rough texture. I proceeded with short, choppy brushstrokes, blending with yellow and blue, […]