I decided to do a monochromatic oil painting on gessoed watercolor paper taper to foam core for a couple of reasons. First off, it’s very light and portable. Also my teacher mentioned that I might prefer a less bumpy surface than cotton canvas. I chose monochrome because I’ve enjoyed my work in grisaille. I feel it has challenged me to focus on drawing skills, tone, space and form. With all that to learn to control, I’m pulling back a bit on the color for a bit.
The group met at a water park near a dam and a bridge on the creek. We selected the view of the bridge. Here is my work.