For this picture, I worked from my car on what was obviously a much warmer day than this one. Today is Jan. 13th and its around 7 degrees Fahrenheit, too cold to do much more than try to finish some coffeeshop pictures. Who wouldn't want to be in a nice warm cafe on a gray overcast snowy day? Even though I could work out of my car, it's still not easy to find much color out there.
Here's a Christmas picture to round out what turned out to be a pretty nice holiday around the house.
Just hanging out looking at the wall, sketching.
Another day driving off in the morning thinking I'll go somewhere to paint and winding up two blocks from my house, struck by the view of the lake on this particular day. I only had an hour and a half until the day cleared and it was too bright to keep going. Sitting in my car is not my favorite way to work, but today it worked out great. My Bracketron holder lets me hang the iPad from the top of the steering wheel right in front of me.
After snow this week, things warmed up enough to spend a couple hours sitting on a rock with my iPad. Since I started at 2 pm, it was a race against time to finish before sunset, which comes way too early these days. You can just see the bridge in this Google Streetview picture taken in the summer: 502-698 Riverside Dr, Madison, WI 53704. https://goo.gl/maps/ZkWbf9dSWZL2
I got the link for the Virtual Paintout from the Plein Air Painters of Dane County website and thought it’d be fun to try it. I got Google street view to work on my iPad and went to Istanbul, this month’s site. I liked this shot from street view because of the combination of historical buildings and modern-day residents at a bus stop. Here’s the location and short url, in case you want to check it out: Sarıdemir, Ragıp Gümüşpala Cd. No:46, 34134 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey. https://goo.gl/maps/cugZjsoYQTr
I had a good time making the picture—the bush in the middle was probably the most fun. And it got me thinking a lot about what it would be like to live in Istanbul.
Sadly, however, I didn’t read the rules closely enough until I got ready to send my picture. Then I found out digital art wasn’t accepted. So here it is, for your eyes only.