Saturday, June 16, 2018

#30x30DirectWatercolor2018 - Sayville Garden Tour

Today was the Sayville Garden Tour. I had previewed the gardens when I did the black and white sketches of them so I picked the two gardens I wanted to paint in. This is the view of the first garden. There were many spots I would have loved to paint but most of them were in direct sun and it would have been too hot on this very sunny day. I found a very shady spot and painted this view toward the house. I even put in the home owner, Donna. She loved the painting and bought it. Yay!!!


The second garden property had all these fun spots. This one had a pink pig tucked into the foliage.


Yes...I know...I needed a direct watercolor painting for today. Each garden had musicians...a jazz group in the first garden and these two ladies playing in the second. I had a little time after painting the garden itself, so I turned and painted the two musicians as my day 15 painting for #30x30DirectWatercolor2018. They were so delighted that I painted them and kept telling me that I made them look better than in real life. lol They were sweet.


10 comments:

  1. Great day for you, Joan! You get to sell your work and still complete your challenge. Nice!!!

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  2. Wow, a direct watercolor sketch of people is particularly challenging! You're rockin' it, Joan!

    - Tina

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    1. Thanks. I knew they weren't going anywhere for a while so I went for it.

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  3. Amazing, the people in direct watercolor! You are back in the swing of your sketching. I get tired looking at your posts!

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    1. I think doing the looking is more tiring than actually sketching. lol Thanks.

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  4. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. It sounds like you had a super day Joan and a bonus of selling a painting! Super job on all of the paintings.

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    1. Thanks so much, Val. It was a great day.

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