“When we stop fearing failure, we start being artists. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”
This week in For the Painter #37
1. Painting Demo: Beachgrass and soft sand in watercolor
This week, I have a new watercolor painting demo for you. The painting is of the Coquille River close to where it enters the ocean.
Ellie and I were there in September 2021 for a painting session. Yesterday, I painted another version of the scene using the plein air study as a reference.
Watercolor Landscape Demo - water, sand, and beachgrass!
Dramatic sky, beachgrass, soft sand -- watch me paint this scene in watercolor. If you have questions about the process you can ask in the comments below. 😊...
2. Monet and Chicago Virtual Walkthrough
Here is a virtual walkthrough of a 2020-2021 Monet exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.
I would have loved to have seen this in person, but this video is very well done, and you can watch it in your pajamas on a Sunday evening.
Notice the two cliff scenes at 08:33. One is the Cliff at Pourville, a well-known painting. The second cliff scene is held in a private collection. I'm doing some research on this painting (because it's stunning) and will share some info next week.
Monet and Chicago | Virtual Walkthrough
Experience the highly acclaimed exhibition "Monet and Chicago" with this virtual tour led by Gloria Groom, Chair and David and Mary Winton Green Curator of P...
All the best,
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