Break in the Rain, gouache on 300 lb hot press watercolor paper, 5.5″x8.5″, Vinita Pappas

The last few days have been very rainy and dreary here in Oregon. I went out to my studio this afternoon and noticed the clouds lifting a bit and the light picking up. I relied on the views out my studio windows for inspiration and I painted this while sipping on some warm tea and listening to Pandora — my kind of cold weather painting! I decided on a limited palette for this painting and kept everything pretty loose which seems to complement the wet, wintery mood.


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