A Car and Shadows

Parked Outside, Watercolor Painting

Brian Bailey, Parked Outside, Watercolor, 4″ x 4″, © 2015

While on a walk, I noticed an old car that looked right at home in front of a yellow house that might be around the same age.  I believe it was a Volvo and I was walking through the Richmond district of San Francisco where the houses are a bit newer than the Victorian style homes scattered around the city. It’s still intriguing to me how a slight change in lighting can dramatically change the appearance of a house or, really, anything.

It was my goal to make a blog post with a new watercolor painting every weekday for the rest of April.  I’d have to look back to find the exact day that I started, but I made it and now I’m diving into May.  I’m going to keep up with the postings and paintings for another month.   It’s been very rewarding and I truly appreciate all of the likes and comments from readers.

A quick reminder, all of the paintings from this blog are for sale in my Etsy store, ArtFromBrian.  If you have any questions about buying a painting, feel free to contact me here or through Etsy.  Thanks again!

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Painting Outside

One Yellow Car and Shadow, Watercolor Painting

Brian Bailey, One Yellow Car and Shadow, Watercolor, 4″ x 4″, © 2015

I’m posting a little later than usual today because it was so nice outside.  I had a great walk and sat down to do a little painting outdoors.  I’ve been trying to maintain loose lines in my work and doing lots of gesture drawings. It can seem a little unnatural to trust my instincts at first, but feels great once I get comfortable.  In the end, I decided to exaggerate the shadows and create contrast with the sky and foreground. Thank you for the nice comments I’ve been getting lately.  Your encouragement and insights are greatly appreciated.