Eureka Springs attempted, January 8, 2010

Historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The Texas weather was in the upper fifties today, and the sun was bright.  I raised my garage door, and whittled some more on this work-in-progress, enjoying the bright afternoon sun on the paper.  This is a full sheet of watercolor paper, and I’m not used to working on so large a scale.  I’m getting lost in the painting!  I photographed this quaint historic district of Eureka Springs, Arkansas repeatedly when I was teaching at the School of the Arts last June.  I have gazed at the photos numerous times, and decided it was time to get daring and try a large piece.  I’m enjoying the ghost signage, the plumbing and cables outside the old brick walls, the painted bricks, and the brightly-colored umbrella tables down  below that I plan to tackle tomorrow.  If I can pull this one off, then hopefully I can return to Eureka Springs this coming summer and try to paint en plein air this same district.  I’ve been offered a position teaching there again in June, contingent on the class making.  Last summer was quite successful, as I taught plein air watercolor in the town.  I would love to do it again.

For those of you gracious enough to read my blogs, I hope to kick up my activity to a higher gear.  It appears that the next four months are going to allow more time for painting and blogging.  School got pretty tight last semester, but the approaching spring term appears to be a little lighter (I hope it will be, anyway).

Thanks so much for reading.

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2 Responses to “Eureka Springs attempted, January 8, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    You are making good progress. Good luck with the full sheet – always intimidating for me – I can’t wait to see the finished painting.

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