I’m still moving a little bit slowly on this drawing, but I had a couple of wall art sales this week and had to get them in the mail as a priority. It is always nice to sell a completed piece. It helps me feel like all of the artwork I have created has some value and is not just an idle use of my time. I like the idea that artwork I have made is proudly displayed in someone’s home for all to see or used in every day life.
I decided to go minimal with the water wash on this one. The walls are mostly stucco with some stone and shingle siding and I didn’t want to darken it all up unnecessarily. I have done minor spritzing prior to adding the extra watercolors today, but not too much as I like the little bit of added bleeding that can occur. I think it helps unify the picture when the colors blend a little. The stuccoed area is off-white, but I may add some yellow ocher as I did with a previous one. It makes or a richer looking piece and this is not strictly portraiture.