All better now and able to finish with the watercolor

Key West color

Key West color

Last Sunday, after a long day of trying to relieve my finger pain from the bee sting, I found what might have been a stinger when I took out my contacts.  Once I took it out, the pain rapidly subsided and by morning all was fine.  I just wish I had found it earlier.  I can’t really see close up with the contacts in and nothing very well past three inches beyond my nose with them out.  But all’s well now and it’s back to the drafting table.

I wanted to make this little cottage a peachy color with green shutters, unlike the bland white siding and black shutters in the photo.  I am not quite sure I got the peachy color quite right, but overall I am pleased with it.  It looks quite nice, nestled in the trees.  It would make a great hideaway for someone, don’t you think.   I’ll let it sit for a day or two, then make a few final adjustments.  I think mostly it will involve some deepening if color and the shadows.

Key West this time

Key West corner

Key West corner

Once again, I have been forced to endure the folly of the time change.  I sure miss the years when Indiana sat it out.  I just see no reason for it these days.

Anyway, after the last watercolor architectural, I wanted to try another smallish one.  I thought it had turned out fairly well, so I upped the size a bit and went from there.  I’m going to sneak up on the 14×10 my client wants in the spring.  I have lots of pictures from a trip to Key West. Florida, years ago and I sorted through them, looking for interesting house shapes and foliage.  I like the vibrant colors mixed with the semi-tropical landscaping.

This one had some of the most bent palm trees I have ever seen.  They almost seemed to be dancing in the yard.  The shutters of the house are on the pinkish side against gray clapboards.  There wasn’t much in the way of flowers, but I may decided to put in a few more.  How much color I’ll add will depend on how I like the way the house turns out.   The shutters are pretty loud in and of themselves and I want to have some cohesion in the picture.