We were back in the city of Sierra Madre on the day before Halloween. Our location for the paint-out was Alegria Street where there were many homes with decorations. The most elaborately done house ended up being on TV that night. While we were there a news crew arrived to film and interview the home owners. They also interviewed some of the painters in our group but they didn't make the news.
I chose another, less colorful yard to try in gouache. I loved all of the trees almost hiding the house at the back of the lot, and the chain-link fence in front. There was also a giant pumpkin awaiting a face. As it turned out, I left out most of the trees and the chain-link fence. Maybe another time!
Just a quick report on my substitute teaching gig at an adult education watercolor class. It was a lot of fun of course, mostly because the people were so nice. I took in paintings to show them as well as a still life set-up. I thought we could all paint the still life and I could help with a tip or two. Instead, they wanted to watch me paint the still life...my first "demo". So I jumped in and started painting. Luckily I've been painting regularly and it went OK!
|5 x 7" Gouache|
|6 x 8" Watercolor|