Creating mood is a good goal for a painting!
Medora is a magical place. When the sun hits the colorful bluffs at sunrise and sunset, it is especially beautiful. Apparently, it is extra beautiful this year because of all of the rain.
The above painting was created years ago without drawing the painting out first. My goal was to let the Watercolor capture the essence of Medora and to work with what happens with the paint. It wasn’t easy; it took a lot of attention and 3 try’s to create.
This week, one of my goals will be looking to capture mood with my photography. I’ve always been pretty much a sun seeker, looking for shadows to enhance my subjects particularly in the late of the day, but I hope to capture a variety of lighting situations for future paintings. My camera is the key to recording what I see. Gathering info and looking for interesting subject matter is truly the best way to get inspired to paint.
I’m painting from 1:00-5:00 until Friday in Medora this week at the Capital Gallery West. Please stop by and visit if you are in the area! Look for me in the Harold Schafer building, the gallery is right next door.