No rain yet and not much in the forecast. I don’t count a 20% chance over the weekend to be promising. The 90’s started today and the forecast is for 106 degrees tomorrow. The next week’s whole forecast is for 90’s and 100’s. Much too warm for Hoosierland. I am trying to spend the time indoors except for evening sessions of watering my stressed out plants. Put the baseball game on the radio and I am good to go for a while.
When I went through my photos this time around, I decided this one of a museum in a Utah town had possibilities. I liked the tower on the right and the upper level patio on the left. I wondered what the tower was originally for. It is open at the top but there are no windows in the main body. I penciled it in one day, pretty much following the photo, except that I moved the street lamp from the front of the museum to the left. Compositionally, it seemed to make more sense there. I thought it drew the focus away from the museum and tower if placed in front of them. The museum has an orangy brick and pink siding, but it called red to me, so that is what I did.
A couple of days later, I inked it and put on the first layer of watercolor before letting it rest. At that point I knew it still needed a lot more color. I wanted it to be red, red, red. I haven’t decided if it’s finished yet, but on the whole it seems fairly complete. Once again I don’t want to over do it. I do like to add on. And add….and add…and add.