My daughter was driving us back home from an excursion to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and we going up 101. West of us, there was a large fire near Loma Prieta, and the smoke through the sunset was creating this image. Continue reading sunset and loma prieta fire
UPDATE: Wed Sep 21 09:16:12 2016 – I got a replacement pen!
I wrote Goulet Pens customer service asking about this problem, wanting to know what to do about it. They wrote back letting me know that it might be a problem with the manufacturing and told me to contact Yafa, the distributors for Monnteverde. I did so, and happy ending time: Yafa is sending me a new pen!
Thanks to Clara at Yafa and Kelsi at Goulet for all the help.
I finished this last week after working on it for a month while in San Jose, California. I got to work with my friend, Edna Wendes, who is a fabulous watercolourist and teacher. I had so much fun in her class with the other students.
The story of this painting is also a bit different. It’s a picture from my friend Amy’s wedding of she and her husband in a stunning embrace flanked by a white lighthouse, as you can tell in the source photo. I walked into their living room and was just absolutely stunned by the photo. I begged Amy to let me paint it, it was such a stunning visual.