Now, I am comfortably in my air conditioned basement studio back in Omaha, while it is in the upper 90's outside.
I am just starting on a painting of the inn. I transferred my drawing onto a pre-toned reddish brown canvas and began with lighter tones and a few darks.
I am trying to stay disciplined (for those that know me, please keep the laughter down) and build up the paint in a very controlled way. Keeping the layers very thin and the values muted and close.
I put the flag in early for the contrast, I keep talking to myself " stay focussed... keep the other colors muted." Good thing nobody is here listening. So far not bad.
Phillips Mill Inn - Work in progress
oil on canvas
Can't wait to get into those rocks on the wall.