I have been working on the coloring of this one for a couple of hours each of the last few days. The house is a pale-ish orange red and I didn’t want to over color it so I took it nice and slow. Today it was so hot and humid outside that I was unable to take photographs without the lens totally fogging over in about 5 seconds. I had to take this under the studio lights which is never quite as good. I corrected color somewhat so it’s not too off, but I really prefer to photograph outside in the morning light.
This is a combination of ink, pastels and a bit of colored pencils and watercolors. There were so many tiny white flowers in the beds that I decided to use watercolors for them. When I spray the fixative, the pastel and the pencil whites tend to fade out. The opaque watercolor stays right there. I think the mailbox and the expanse of lawn turned out fine.
This week I drop off my accepted gallery works in an all day trip that will include taking some more small town photos on the way. I wish it were going to be less hot and humid for the journey, but the weather tends not to ask me what I want. It has been a surprisingly cool summer overall – almost an extension of last winter’s weather.
I have to get this into the mail too. Maybe tomorrow if I can find the right box.