I continue to, sporadically, toy with my idea for a series of paintings of the shells seen in my header, above.
I always get stuck at about this stage!
Trying, first, to find the right colors ... grays, blues, but also touches sienna and other colors I haven't really identified yet!
Again, especially in the one above, I had a problem with my paper! (You can see if you enlarge the photo--the colors sink.) I think the prolonged period of extreme heat and humidity we had here last summer has, I don't know, ruined the sizing? made the paper moldy?
In any case, I have a good number of full sheets I have stockpiled that I think now I'll have to dispose of; it's just not worth the frustration. From here on: buying paper as needed!