I painted at the canals in Walnutport today, with a little gaggle of ducks hanging around me in curiosity...which was just fine by me, since they are soothing little creatures, with an occasional quack, and mostly just sitting about preening their feathers. The tone was so high today, it was as if the entire universe was in high key, the sun blinding, the newly budding trees and explosion of yellows, high tone greens and pinks, in contrast to the brown, murky canal...absolutely beautiful.
Alas, I tried to photo the painting when I got home, but the light didn't cooperate. So, instead, I'll post the Conte drawing I did yesterday in Bethlehem of our lovely older model Grayce. She was very cordial to sit for us for a while, and being that I forgot my paints, I was forced to retreat into Conte crayons, which I don't really like, but, hey, discomfort is good sometimes.
|"Grayce" Conte on Ingres paper, 12" x 16"|