When I'm not getting much painting done, my blog postings become few and far between. About the only thing I've worked on in the last couple of weeks has been one painting which started out as a watercolor and is now covered with gouache. The last time I worked on it ( a few days ago) I wiped out about a third of it. One beautiful day, I sat in the car and finished a couple of small watercolors that I'd started the last time I'd been able to see the mountains.... but the snow and sky were quite different than that first day and both paintings were disappointing.
Each day brings me less motivated to paint, so I figure its a good time to go to Juneau for a few days. It's been 3 months since I've been there and I need to go to the tax man and some medical stuff. And of course see my son and grand daughter and friends and shop.
And this week end is the Plein Rein Painters retreat at the Shrine of St. Therese and there is a ferry today. So I'm packed and ready to leave in about an hour. So maybe I'll get recharged with some the company of other artists and a different scene. It's suppose to snow tonight, but there is a beautiful view from the window of the cabin we will stay at. I wrote about last years retreat here: http://carolebaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/plein-rein-retreat.html.
Here is a painting that I finished in December and never put on the blog. It was originally taller with yellow buttercups in the foreground. This was another gouache that gave me lots of grief while painting it, but I do like the finished piece, and this gives me hope that the one I've been working on lately might get finished.
gouache painting about 6 x 6 inches