30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
10″ x 8″ Original watercolor and ink painting on watercolor paper.
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Architecture has never been one of my drawing strengths, which resulted in a lack of interest in it as a painting subject. My subject choices seem to be “soft lines” as we called them in my illustrating days; people, clothing, flowers, landscapes, and animals. Buildings, furniture, and boxes were examples of “hard line” subjects. Of course, as a professional artist I illustrated whatever the art director told me to illustrate, “hard lines” included.
At times I give architectural subjects a try as I did with “The Agora in Athens”. Our son and his family just returned from two weeks visiting London, Athens, and Rome. He sent several beautiful photos for me to consider for my 30 in 30 project which I appreciated.
“The Agora (/ˈæɡərə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά Agorá) was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is “gathering place” or “assembly”. The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city. The Ancient Agora of Athens was the best-known example.”
I’ve read much about the importance of facing difficult things in order to overcome. Since I still have several photos with “hard lines”, maybe with practice I’ll get better…and maybe even enjoy the process.
“Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.”______Virgil (70-19 B.C.)