Virgil and Dante start on their journey through the ante-inferno where those who looked the other way and the cowardly mingle with the neutral angels on the Acheron riverside desiring to cross over. Charon sees Dante and Virgil and tells them to find another way across the Acheron River.
Open air Painting in Cantalojas was an awesome experience; just being there under the starlit sky at night.
One day I was sitting here on this stone wall painting the Prado when suddenly it started to rain hard and we had to run to shelter. This painting is unfinished.
We went down to town to paint the fountain. It was a rainy day so no one was around, but a small van parked in front of my view and luckily left after about half an hour so I could continue.
This place is up in the mountain in the forest. I just didn’t know which tree to start with. There were flying insects everywhere but I didn’t see any spiders in this area this time. Last time they were crawling all over the place.
So this is the watercolor I was able to make, so many trees.
The next day we just hung around in Paco and Rosa’s yard
The picture below is a watercolor of the view from their yard.
I just got back to the City and I already want to return to Cantalojas.
When I saw this melon come into the room, I just knew I had to paint it.
The most interesting thing about this yellow melon was the way it reflected color. I was interested in capturing the reflection.
Here it is finished.
I decided to develop the rose thinking it was going to wilt too fast.
Then I started drawing the crystal vase with a paintbrush, the same way I drew the rose.
Then I started developing the crystal vase trying to give it the same attention as I did to the rose.
The books and the crystal vase are competing too much. Thinking back, I should have stopped in the previous step or developed the books more.