I thought it a good idea to go outside and paint en plein air this afternoon. After all, the Jeep thermometer registered 66 degrees. What it didn’t register was the slashing, freezing wind that cut through my layers of shirt, sweatshirt and denim jacket as I sat on the courthouse lawn in Waxahachie and tried my hand at the historic Rogers Hotel and Zulu’s Coffee House. After about an hour of drawing, I gave up and returned home. Using the photos from my digital camera, I worked at laying in some of the ground colors and rendered a few details with a fine brush. The salt kind of got out of control, and the side of the building looks quite funky, but I can obliterate those patterns if I choose.
I’m glad I got out today, but regret the cold, cold climate. Regret even more that I still have Art History to finish up for tomorrow and it’s getting late. Looks like I’ll have to put the watercolor on hold. I hate that. This one looks like it’s going to be fun to do.