I wasn’t happy with the shadows, still. Thought they were too dark. I experimented with going over some with a thinned down layer of Kilz2.
It’s subtle but the shadows on the lower part and the left are ligher, and I’m happier with them.
Lightened all the existing shadows and finished the rest. Then my sweetheart tempted me with an offroading bicycle ride, so I decided the Spider itself can wait.
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I love the desert rain when you can see it falling from a distance – sometimes the air below being so dry the rain never reaches the ground – the effect known as virga.
#1409 Desert Virga. Watercolor collage on foamcore, 7.5×5.5″ in mat to fit 10×8 frame. $45.
Contains the haiku: Desert virga falls, precipitation transforms into a thin veil.
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Well, I’m saying spider but I’m actually still on the web. No pun intended.
Today I had company. There were two water main breaks in the area. This was the one I located.
I continued working on the shadow this afternoon. I’d spent the morning prepping other parts of the house for a lick of paint, sanding and putting in filler.
Can you spot the mistake? I had to go white it out with Kilz. Fortunately in the afternoon’s dessicating breeze, I didn’t have to wait long for it to dry.
On two occasions I had an audience as the workers vented the hydrant just outside the corner of my property and created a lake in the street.
The workers wrapped up just when I had finished the shadows for all the spokes, so it seemed like a good time to quit.
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Didn’t get a lot of chance to work on it today – other errands had to take precedence. I started work on the shadows. Spent a lot of time color mixing.
Really not happy with this, too dark.
So, back to the mixing pots in the studio. I’m doing the mural using some craft paint that I was given – I’m going to paint something new in a year or two so not worried about longevity. Amazing how difficult getting a lighter shade was.
Kilzed over the too-dark shadows. Still think it’s a little dark. We will see how it looks in sunlight in the morning.
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A third collage from the batch I’m currently showing you.
#1408 “All the way up”, 7.5×5.5 in mat to fit 10×8″ frame. $45. Contains the poem:
Sky goes all the way to eternity and back and into our hearts.
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