Saturday, July 10, 2010
Down on BROADWAY
The humidity is 100% as I lay in colors over a drawing into the wet gesso. The colors blend into the white and are pastel like a watercolor. I learned watercolor first as a painting medium when I was in college. It wants to come out of me and take over the canvas. I decide why not it's too wet too build any strong color today. The threat of rain is still very real. As I paint the sun breaks through adding to the humidity which is now hovering around 115%. Tim is quiet today. I think he is in the zone. The time goes fast. How you coming, Tim asks. I'm just about done maybe 5 minutes. I smell the fixative. He's finishing. I am outlining a few shapes with a pthalo blue and sienna...yes it looks more like a watercolor. It also flattens out into a pattern as this is more of what I see in front of me.Tim on the otherhand grew up in Peru. His pastel looks like a long perspective down Broadway. Great job you guys. Time to head for home and open a few cold Dark Ambers. I also bought some chicharones that you pop in the microwave. "Chicharones?" What else, hot pork rinds and beer. Well we'll start tomorrow on that cholesterol watch. Okay? K.