This is day 1 of the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days, hosted by Leslie Saeta. I am actually posting it late as my system for painting, photographing or scanning and then posting has not been totally smooth sailing. My sister has been here for the holidays…need I say more. I have enjoyed our time together including exploring some of my new surroundings. Nothing like having a guest in town to do things that are totally accessible every day but one doesn’t take the time to do them.
I love this black swan that photographer, Melanie Votaw, has permitted me to paint from her photo. I did a quick sketch to get my commitment done for the day, but would like to paint another one for sale. I used neutral tint watercolor which flows so nicely every time I use it and I just love it. Generally I mix darks, but this painting begged for neutral tint.
I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year.