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Day 13 ~ 31 Paintings in 31 Days

Day 13 ~ 1.13.2020 Winter Afternoon, Gouache, 5×7, $175. January only. Available.

I decided to try something different today. I wanted to see if I could paint the view from the living room into the dining room. I wanted to do this while sitting comfortably on the couch , with a tiny pochade box on my knee. Ha ! A very funny experience. I painted with gouache as I couldn’t bring myself to use oils while sitting on the couch. (That would be a real mess if I dumped something on the rug.) Yes, I even had a cup of tea next to me. It was hilarious. The complete opposite of my outdoor painting excursions, wearing lots of clothes in subfreezing temps.

I was painting in a landscape all full of man made stuff and things. I was inside a man made thing painting all man made things except the geraniums on the bookcase in front of the window. I liked doing this and would really like to paint it in oil. I like interiors and I think about how Pete the Street (Peter Brown) paints his front hallway and his daughter’s bedroom. I think I will do some more interiors.

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