I completed the second group of ten paintings in the 30x30directwatercolor2018 challenge. I’m using acrylic paint instead and in this group of ten I referred to my sketchbook b/w drawings that were done after walking in the mall out of the winter weather last January and February. I’m convinced the direct painting without lines is getting easier. I’ve been painting a black underpainting and then refining things as I cover that with color, leaving some black visible and adding further details afterwards, still with the brush.

Day 17: After Mall #26

Day 18: After Mall #24

Day 19: After Mall #10

Day 20: After Mall #29

30x30directwatercolor2018 (acrylic used)

Tiny Hahnemühle Bamboo mixed media pad; acrylic