Last day of a road trip vacati0n…. Tom is already asleep …. I was ten stories up reflecting on the last seven days on the road.
Gouache Travel Kit
I love those precious moments when I realize, and accept, that progress has been made.
I brought along gouache, but didn’t squeeze it out into the pans until last night, listening to the sound of the ocean waves breaking against the beach. I brushed a bit of color onto the ink drawing I did of the kitchen in the motel room in the Outer Banks, NC.
Detail of ink drawing, Outer Banks Motor Lodge kitchen
This morning I awoke early to an amazing predawn light upon the ocean…
6:45 am, Ocean City, Maryland
This is my first weather journal painting in gouache. My second was of three figures on the beach, out early to watch the sun rise. I wish they knew that their special moment was captured in my sketchbook….. but I don’t know them and they will never know….
One figure snapping a photo of the other two figures against the sunrise in Ocean City, Maryland …. gouache.
Color has taken on a new place in my vision….. I’m not sure where that place is. In a week I leave on another journey… back to the Chesapeake Bay area to paint for six days…… Hmmmm. Do I bring watercolors and gouache? Oil paints? Acrylics?
I am finally mixing my pigments intuitively. I need to stay healthy for another thirty years, at least….. the joy of color is just beginning!