Because it's the 75th Sturgis Rally and my place of employment is smack in the middle of it...it closes for the week. Paid. Yup. Thank you Matthews!
My week off gives me a great stay-cation and the opportunity to start new paintings. I have several new pieces in the sketch stage. The sketch below is a scene from my flower garden in Spearfish, SD. Just below is the process of taking the sketch to the finished piece (above).
I did a wash of medium cad red and started laying in color. At this point, most of these colors have the chance of changing, but you have to start somewhere and if it clicks, you keep it. If it doesn't, you change it.