Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 2 - 30/30 Challenge - Plus arriving in Monhegan

Sunflowers for Lisa, $35, Watercolor, 6" x 6"
I did this watercolor sketch of sunflowers on Saturday in anticipation of having limited painting time on Sunday. 
The rest of Saturday was filled with the Hopkinton State Fair in NH. Lots of cows/steer and sheep and pigs. There were some horses (for equestrian events), and chickens and rabbits, but mostly cattle. I took quite a few photos for reference. It's funny how sometimes a photo that's great as a photo isn't the photo you want to paint. I feel as though there's a different criteria. 
These for instance are sort of a "who cares"? photo in a "roll" of photos of the day. "Why would you want a picture of that? Do you know those people?" or "Why a picture of a food booth?" 

And for me the answer is, because I think they might be interesting compositionally. I particularly like the Tickets one.

Sunday I drove up to New Harbor and caught the boat to are a couple of quick images. Today is sort of a rainy day - but I may be able to take advantage of a lull in rain and take a hike.