Bait Shop Watercolor Finished

Completed Bait Shop Watercolor

Completed Bait Shop Watercolor

Reading allows me to be in communion with other people without having to mingle with the crowd, which always frightens me.  It is one of the adornments of my solitude.

Paul Gauguin, letter to Andre  Fontainas, August 1899, Tahiti

The day began deliciously at 6:00 with plenty of quality studio time.  Then 9:00 came, businesses opened, and I had to take my Jeep to a couple of establishments for some routine maintenance.  Unfortunately, the wait was long.  Fortunately, I brought my Gauguin, Writings of a Savage.  Good thing too–I spent more than two hours sitting in reception areas, waiting for work to be completed.  I found Gauguin’s writings very engaging, and didn’t fret the long wait hours.

After two more stops beyond Jeep maintenance, I finally got back home to my studio and picked up the brush a final time, finishing this watercolor.  It’s been satisfying.  The painting started very badly, and finished alright.  I’m pleased.  Now, I turn my attention to the large Hermann, Missouri composition.  What a satisfying Spring Break!

Thanks for reading.

I paint in order to remember.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.

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8 Responses to “Bait Shop Watercolor Finished”

  1. coreyaber Says:

    This came together very nicely. The people are well done–love the pink socks–and not cartoonish. Lots of good textures here as well. I like how you did the chalkboard. I am enjoying your spring break as well–keep the posts coming throughout the day. Something to look for between all my meetings.


  2. gpcox Says:

    The area around Boynton Beach, Florida’s inlet looked quite similar to this piece – remarkable.


  3. djdfr Says:

    I especially like the blacktop.


  4. Judy Lovelace Says:

    Your painting of the store in Winfield Mo. Many memories of the restuarant that was my Grandmothers if the 1940s


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