Saturday, September 17, 2011
Medina Town Square
After shopping at the farmer's market in Medina this morning, I painted this sketch of some of the buildings along the south portion of the town square. Toned paper was chosen because I thought the white of the old red firehouse would pop off. I usually carry a tube of Permanent White, Naples Yellow and Brilliant Yellow Winsor Newton gouache in my sketch bag for when opaques are needed (sometimes in portraits I use opaques to even out the skin tones). Here it was part of the plan all along.
The tree was a real inspiration. It was about a third dead and gave hints of the upcoming fall season.