These were some of my favorite palm trees in Carp, they were such a good shape! Then they decided to cut them up a few weeks ago, now they're just boring. This was painted from one of my last reference photos of them.
There's nothing like a painting with a new brush. My absolute favorite type of brush is a flat, but no matter how hard I try to take good care of them they wear out pretty quickly...or maybe it's just that I usually find a favorite and then use it every day. But once a flat brush does that weird fanning out thing, it's pretty much a lost cause.
I usually don't write product reviews but this brush was so awesome I just had to share:
I paid $2.47 for the size I got, actually less than that since I had a coupon. I wasn't expecting much, I mean seriously, it's too cheap to be good, but it was also worth a shot. I'm SO glad I did, I love this brush! I even prefer it over my much more expensive brushes. I've been using it for about 2 weeks, and so far it's still amazing. Even the handle feels amazing, and I love the purple color. Next time I'm buying one in every size!
We've definitely had some interesting clouds here lately. Right now it's so windy I don't think a cloud could survive, Charlie the cat is racing around the house like the world is ending.... I don't think wind is his favorite.
I felt a little stale last week, I still liked what I was painting but I felt I needed an exercise to get out of my normal way of thinking. Working in watercolor forces you to think about everything backwards, just what I needed to mix things up a little.
I keep seeing blog posts by other artists saying they're sick of the cold and sick of winter... well in Santa Barbara "winter" is never really here, so I can't say I'm sick of it, but I AM happy that the sun is starting to stay out later!
Zach and I headed out to First Thursday last night. And I was very happy to receive an award at the opening reception of SBAA's new show at the Channing Peake Gallery. There were over 300 submissions and only about 70 pieces got in, I felt lucky to have both of my paintings be accepted :)
Hi! I'm Sharon Schock, an artist living and working in Carpinteria, California. In 2009 I started a daily painting project where I complete one small painting each day. These paintings will be up for auction or available in my etsy shop soon after they're posted here. To be the first to know about each new posting enter your email at the top of the page.