Getting to work
After a full Monday off, I dived in on Tueaday and did two exhibition watercolors (as opposed to journal sketches). The first was a funky cafe in the neighborhood that caught my eye on my first trip here. It was a fairly complex scene and took a while, so I was happy I'd found a cafe table in the shade across the street to paint at. When I was finished I did a quick journal sketch of my tea things. They had a delightfully deco set.
I walked on to Luxembourg gardens and had lunch there while sketching the next scene. The clouds moved into a nice formation, so I set aside lunch temporarily to catch them before they moved.
With two paintings done, I treated myself to a nap before going to see my friends play music. I sketched there too, of course.
I didn't really do them justice this time. Here's what they really looked like. I can try again next Tuesday.
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Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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