Working into the Night in the Watercolor Studio

Close Up of Savoy Watercolor

I have no doubt that my recent surge in watercolor activity is due to the fact that I have three days remaining before school begins.  I know that my best intentions are not to allow school to cut into my production, but frankly it happened this summer (though I’m pleased to find out that I did actually complete 21 paintings this summer) and it will probably happen again once the school year moves into full swing.

I am fascinated with the complexity of the facade of this Trinidad, Colorado building.  Today I began working on the tree foliage and the upper story windows and brick textures.  The ghost signage is still getting plenty of my attention as well, as I try to darken the shadows and make the bricks more distinct.

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2 Responses to “Working into the Night in the Watercolor Studio”

  1. lesliepaints Says:

    I’m really attracted to the colors in this one, David. Especially the ones in the upper right quadrant around the word owl. It draws me to view the rest. The light on the front of the building seems so warm and much brighter because of that quadrant on the right.


    • davidtripp Says:

      Thank you, Leslie. I’ve suffered some emotional paralysis with this painting, afraid of screwing it up before I ever really got it underway. Now, I think I have enough confidence to see it through. I’m fascinated with ghost signs and wish I could do a better job with them (after doing quite a few, I must admit that I still have yet to complete one that pleases me–there still is so much to figure out). Thanks again for your warm response.


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