Three For A Hot Summer Day

Today for three hours I painted three works on paper in acrylics.

Untitled acrylic on paper 30×22″ by Sheryl Southwick

It was fun pouring thinned paint, scraping, drawing into the wet with a black China marker and with a wooden stick. I was working from very small 3 inch studies that I had done with pastels a few months ago.
Untitled (In progress) 30×22″ Acrylic on paper by Sheryl Southwick

I had always intended to make larger works from them since they were so full of energy! So that’s what I did today outside at a glass topped table. I used my Atelier Open Acrylics and my Folio paper from Art Supply Warehouse. It was very hot and humid out but it was shady and I had my ice water.

Untitled 30×22″ acrylic on paper by Sheryl Southwick
After three hours, I got stung by a wasp while I was taking everything into the studio. The ice sure came in handy for that! I’d heard thunder rumbling in the distance and wanted to get all the supplies and paper and artworks under shelter.

I hope it rains!

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