Ice on the Bay

"Release your ego's desire for perfection" Danny Gregory
I am even releasing my pride by posting this for the whole world to see (don't I wish). It was a sunny day, and I could see from my windows that the ice had broken up on the Bay and the water was very blue. I painted this in the car, with my water brush, my little tiny tin of watercolors, some white gouache, in my Moleskine, and my feet were wet (that's another story - you won't have to hear it) . I am not real comfortable painting in the car. I don't like my water brush. Maybe I'm just not used to it. My tiny tin of watercolors is a little awkward - I can't tell what I'm mixing because I don't have a white mixing area. I am not at all used to working with gouache, and I'm still getting used to the Moleskine paper. But all in all, I really had a good time! I didn't come away with a great sketch, but I did come away with the satisfaction of being able to go down there by the water and spend some time doing what I love to do in the wonderful place we live in and just be a part of nature that is bigger than life. How fortunate I was to be able to record that in my way.


Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing this one. It looks so windy! If you want a white mixing area you might try painting your lid with white gesso and sealing it with urathane.

Kathleen Pequignot said...

From your description, I'd say it was a HUGE success! I love the idea that you are experimenting with all kinds of things that push you out of the comfort zone. Makes me inspired to keep moving someplace unfamiliar. :) Good for you! Hmmmmm... sorry about the wet feet?? :(