When I sat down to do a watercolor study in my neighborhood, I was immediately attracted to the array of awnings and lamp posts, hence the title.
I’m trying to get into a rhythm. Also, I’m practicing drawing and watercolor painting outside. I have gotten in the habit of being a studio painter, so this is a change.
The scene is from the mobile home park where I live. I sat down to work in the late afternoon. Probably not the smartest timing as the light changes FAST! But, I enjoyed the shadow shapes contrasting with the light on the wall.
The funny thing is that I don’t know who lives here. People living in the park tend to be quiet. I tend to pass these homes early in the morning when people might be reading the newspaper, having a cup of coffee or eating breakfast. I rarely see anyone on this street. And, yet, by drawing and painting a study of the homes, I feel I know them a little bit better. Kind of a funny way to get to know people.
I imagine I will do more local studies this month. I hope you will stay tuned as I prepare for our Adventure 2014!
Thank you and enjoy!