Elements #15: Wood and Stone, 5"x7", oil on panel, © R.L. Delight
We spent most of the day catching up on domestic duties and beginning to get prepared for the growing potential of a deluge of rain. Should be interesting around here if the totals they are predicting play out, on top of snow melt. Tomorrow we will need to make a grocery and errand run up north before the floods hit.
I deliberately chose fairly neutral objects to paint today. I am really beginning to enjoy turning the studio time into challenges to improve my skills. Today I focused on color, texture, and value. I am still experimenting with color temperature as well but didn't focus on it as much in this painting. Painting the "elements" of what I find when I am painting outside has been helpful for me too. Often when painting outside, the light is changing so fast I don't have time to slow down and experiment.
Off to finish up the chores and get ready for tomorrow. A parting shot of the set-up: