Hello! Had a splendid weekend and hope you all did as well. I made a surprise road trip with our eleven year old to the Hudson River Valley in NY. It was a really lovely weekend of taking our time, browsing little local shops, some good food, and no schedule. No schedule being of upmost importance. I am generally running ragged weekdays and weekends so having a little break (traffic aside) was really both needed and enjoyable.
Rhinebeck is a cute little town that I'd recommend seeing if you're ever up by Albany (in warmer weather). Our daughter fell in love with the area, even asking about going to school up there in the future. There were a little colleges dotting the way, not to mention a fantastic view of the Hudson from the Vanderbilt mansion, and the Culinary Institute of America! I love food, so any trip must include stops at little restaurants with great reviews. Also made a stop at a very elegant little farm stand with delicious maple syrup, English peas, and tiny beautiful strawberries that resembled the alpine wild varieties. Our girl ate an entire pint herself so it's good that I bought two.
Back to work today on this southwest evening landscape...here's where I stopped today. It's still very wet, but this time I upped the pigment so that the swishy wet spots dry into deeply hued schmears rather than rather bland, subdued tones like last time. I'm hoping to add a little highlighting then be done with it!
I've already put the foundation on a new piece as well, a 16x24, that will likely be another landscape. There are a few photos I would like to try to put down on canvas, and I should be sketching that one out tomorrow after the underpainting is dry.
Thank you for stopping in....especially to Dublin!