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First New Post in Years!

I guess I got sidetracked. I’ve been trying and trying to get my site reorganized since I made the foolish move of switching from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. I built a complete site on .org, but had to dump it after a year when I got the [real] bill for a year’s hosting. I signed up with GoDaddy basically for free, not realizing after a year the cost would go up to over a $100 a year.

Oh well. Here’s a sample of my current iPad art work. This was an attempt to follow Aaronorg’s (on Procreate forums) workflow for creating watercolors in Procreate. It took me a couple of days just to understand what he was talking about, but he’s an extremely generous guy and posted everything I could possibly need to get started.

This was a 25-minute drawing at a Friday night open drawing session at the Palette and Chisel with Delong (I hope that’s the correct spelling), a great model.

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Dickinson St. Looking North

Dickinson St.
Dickinson St. Nov. 25, 2015

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.

Lake Monona on a Rainy December Day

Rainy Lake
Lake Monona on a Rainy December Day

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.