It's FINALLY sunny again! I've got a stack of commissions (houses and other places) to do before Christmas, and it's been socked in, rainy, and a little sleety lately. Not good painting weather. Today was cold (by my standards -- lower 40's), but sunny, so I bundled up and did a couple of paintings. The top one is from a few days ago (the interior made it easier with the weather) -- it's 5x7", a small card for a birthday commission.
One of today's paintings is below. The other is a little larger and doesn't fit on my scanner, so I'll post it later. This house is in the Central Gardens area of Memphis, where the biggest, oldest, loveliest houses are (except for Annesdale-Snowdon, the next door neighborhood, which I think is even older). So far I've painted houses only in my own neighborhood, 20's and quite nice but nothing quite as grand as Central Gardens. I've got several commissions over there, so it will be fun to branch out over the next few days.
I'm off to bed now, but it had been so long since I had some urban sketches to share that I wanted to get these up.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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