I was happy that James Gurney offered another challenge this month, tying in with the autumn and Halloween season. He started it off on his blog Gurney Journey October Graveyard Challenge. We were to post our entries on the Facebook Event Page. I participated in the previous challenge, painting an Outdoor Market on Location and posted about that piece in Painting Challenge. It's part of the challenge to paint at the location using only three colors plus white.
Barbara our Saturday paint-out group leader wanted to participate in the challenge so she had Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena on the schedule. It opened in 1882 and we had a beautiful morning to paint there, interesting cemetery views, sun glancing through the beautiful trees. Since I used gouache for the previous challenge, I wanted to try the limited palette three colors with watercolor this time. I also had in mind to include some fall foliage. And I noticed some palm trees which I thought would be a good Southern California element. I chose Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Cadmium Yellow Pale for my three colors. I used some egg tempera white with some of my mixes. It's been really fun to see the entries from all over the world on the Facebook page. The stories are great reading too.
|8" x 10" Watercolor|
|We were to include a photo of painting on-site|
|A photo of "trick perspective" that I didn't notice when I shot it. |
There is a TINY Barbara on top of the center marker.