The other members of the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and myself officially began our 150 Paintings in 150 Days Challenge Sunday, May 10 at Blue Ridge Vineyard in Eagle Rock, VA
It was a beautiful May afternoon as we set up, each taking different views from the winery's tasting room. As I have been doing in the past few weeks, I began another mixed media painting using pastel, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic. My focus was to create a "representational" painting that looked enough like the scene for someone to recognize yet still have an abstracted landscape "feel".
Soon the music began by singer/songwriter Mike Frank of Salem. We all decided that listening to live music while painting is a very good thing. Meanwhile many visitors came to sample the wines and enjoy the afternoon. Eric was in charge of the wine bar explaining the different wines, pouring glasses for all the visitors and selling bottles of their favorites.
Challenge Painting #1
"Eric's Favorite Cedar"
by Judith F Lochbrunner
mixed media on paper
6.5 x 9.5 inches
Here is a photo of the painting in progress with the view. Hopefully you can see the similarities without the work getting too bogged down in details. I was pleased with the process and the result.
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