Ready to Go

Adele’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

Day 2

2-Ready to Go8″ x 10″ Original watercolor and ink painting on watercolor paper.

$100

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http://www.artbyadelebower.com/store/p133/Ready_To_Go_.html

Okay, I know what you are thinking! Adele goofed and hit the Publish button way too soon. Maybe I should go back to drinking coffee to clear my head. But I’ll try to finish what I had started.

This painting was lots of fun…in fact, I’m finding I’m having more fun everyday since I’m painting more and more. That is a blessing to me; to be able to enjoy the way I spend my day. As some of my Facebook friends have seen, I have two studio assistants, Abby Cat and Tomboy. Obviously, they need training, even though they both claim to have natural art talent.

I painted “Ready To Go” from a photo our son sent to me. He and his family are on a fabulous trip to three major cities in Europe. He didn’t label this one, but I think it is somewhere near Athens, Greece. I got the impression that the boats were waiting and eager to get started, but then, I’m not into boating, so I may be wrong.

Watercolor is very different from acrylics, which I have been using for several years now. When using watercolors you start with the lights then gradually go darker. It is the opposite in acrylic or oil painting. Watercolors require speed, which is not a problem for me…..I’m very impatient to see what the final painting will look like. All in all I think it is beneficial to change mediums every now and then.

There is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats…or with boats

…In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter.” ____Kenneth Grahame, from The Wind in the Willows

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6 thoughts on “Ready to Go

    • Thanks, Karen. Keith has sent about 2 dozen photos so far, so I’m prepared. Some are a real challenge, but fun. A friend has sent several beautiful coastal photos from far southern Louisiana.
      Hope all is well with you.

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