Doug Out Back
The weather is getting cooler, I have a feeling summer is ending. I want to spend as much time outside as possible, so last night we set up outback, had a fire and painted Doug. It was a good-sized group last night and a few great paintings were made. This was my favorite of the night, it was done by Matt Deleskiewicz, who has been painting with us for a few months but will be going back to school soon, and will be very missed.
I did two paintings last night. The first one was a quick study in my Summer accordion book done in ink and gouache. I’m really enjoying those media.
Here is the larger one I did on canvas. I really messed up the placement of his feet because I was so preoccupied with thinking about his shoes. I know better, so it makes me a little angry that I did that. I do love the colors though, which is most important.
Leanne Vasold came back from her summer life guarding job and was able to join us again. She did some finger painting. This is the one she did of Doug. She focused on the house and pussy willow and wasn’t going to put Doug in, I’m glad she changed her mind.