Monday, July 02, 2007
Today Echo and I went out to paint with some friends and recent grads from PAFA, Andrew and Elana and her husband Ari over at Elana's studio in the Germantown section of Philly. Elana rents a studio space in an old row house.
We had to get up at the very crak of morning and get over there by 7:30. We were out by about 8:30 painting. each of us walked around to find a spot that struck us.
It's been since last summer since I painted outside, or mabe last fall, but it's been a long time. I chose my spot and started painting away, the sun was already on the move. I am always atracted to painting with strong contrasts in them and so I picked a shot that would give me good contrast.
As I painted many nieghborhood folks stopped by to watch myself and the others, including the owner of the house I was painting...and he asked if it was for sale, so maybe I have a sale with this one? I gave him my card.
hard to get a good shot as it's still wet and glaring. I finished it up back in the studio from a photo I snapped as I wasn't going to be going back this week to finish it on the spot. I actually wipped a fair amount out and restated it as I was getting too picky too early and needed to get more masses first...
It was great fun and I look forward to painting again with the gang.