Saturday, January 19, 2008


'Bench Street 4PM' - 4x6 - gouache

It's a studio day today. But I did go get coffee and sat in the car in front of Coffee Talk and did this little 15 minute study. I would have stayed longer and done more to the right side but 3 cars pulled in front of me and parked ruining my unobstructed view. I painted this on my homemade sketch book of gray cardstock. Nice surface, like plate Bristol board, not too absorbent. Anyway, it's loose and 'less' but I caught the orange glow on the Wisconsin hills in the distance contrasted with the cool grays of Taylors Falls in shadow and that was the most interesting thing about the scene and what made me want to sit and paint it.

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