In mid to late September my part of Ontario experienced an intense heatwave. During this time I had been keeping an eye on a large field of pumpkins, waiting for just the right time to watercolour sketch them. I was hoping for a bright sky filled with lush clouds. Just that sort of day arrived, yet soon after arriving at the field I packed up and retreated home. It was 104F with a hot and high wind blowing.
I managed a few photos of the field and made the following paintings at home using various sketchbooks. I’m testing a few, looking for ‘my sketchbook’.
THE BLUE HOUSE
I returned to the pancake house for that table by the window to have another go at the house. Funny how my eye fools me. I thought I had managed correct perspective this time, but clearly not.
I did a pencil sketch only before painting these, passing on the ink. The scan appears lighter that in the sketchbook, nevertheless they are still too pale and lack richness.
These were straight to paint if I remember correctly.