Posts Tagged ‘Saint Ignatius’

Saturday Night in the Watercolor Studio

March 17, 2012

Ignatius Saturday night

I’m embarrassed sending these “progress reports” when it seems I’m making little progress.  The myriad of details has really slowed me down, but I have worked several more hours on this.  Not sure if I’ll stay with it tonight, though.  I’m tired.

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Watercoloring Saint Ignatius Academy of Fort Worth

March 15, 2012

Saint Ignatius Academy, Fort Worth, Texas

I’m a rather poor photographer.  I cannot seem to help but pick ujp all the pebbly texture of this cold-press D’Arches watercolor paper I use.  Here is an extreme close up of a watercolor barely under way.  The structure is Saint Ignatius of Loyola Academy just south of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the southern part of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  I photographed this structure a couple of weeks ago, smitten at how blindingly white it stood out against the deepening Texas sky, late in the afternoon.  Recently, I finished a large watercolor of the Fort Worth Flatiron building nearby, trying to capture the dynamic of sunlight playing off the yellow surface of that building.  I don’t know how it’s going to work, painting a white building under extreme afternoon sunlight, but I guess I’ll find out soon enough.  I regret that I waited so long into this Spring Break to begin this one.  School will resume Monday, and I’ll be barely up to my elbows in this one.

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