Mater Dolorosa, Sunny Morning

watercolor, 14 x 11 inches

Suddenly, it's hot, very, very hot. After a cool Spring, it seemed Summer might never come, but it did indeed arrive yesterday. Meaning that early morning is the best time to paint plein air, without fighting the humidity. On location by 8:00 AM this morning, I'm hoping to be out a bit earlier tomorrow. The sun hitting the bronze doors at Mater Dolorosa was exquisite today. I'm grateful that I had the opportunity to be there and paint this.


Casey Klahn said...

Now we see how that is done!

This is, for me, the definitive how to make a doorway interesting, and a work of art.

And, it is so great to have a photo of you up on your site.

Joan DaGradi Studio said...

Thanks Casey!
You are such a kind human being, so supportive. Thanks for dropping by; great to hear from you.

Candy Barr said...

Just beautiful feeling. How expressive..wish I was there!

Joan DaGradi Studio said...

Candy, thank you so much!

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