This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it ; the verse I was thinking of as I was walking to bible study this morning . This rather gloomy looking , misty , cool day on the streets of NYC , but how I love these days .
Having just returned from sunny Florida and a workshop focusing on values ( tones of gray ) walking down the street was a delight . There were grays everywhere , warm ones , cool ones , light ones , dark ones and here is the part I love , pops of color , red lights, yellow taxi cabs, blue umbrellas everywhere.
I learned in Florida how little color you need to make a painting work , it is the values that hold the painting together . Here is a peek of a painting I did in class . Not planning on skipping color any time soon but sure did love the lesson I learned . Enjoy , and I hope you will take time to look closer at your surroundings on the next gray day that comes around.
I will be teaching a Joy of Watercolor Workshop in Litchfield CT March 22-23 if any of you would like to join us please let me know as I have a few spaces left.