Marlborough Main Street at Dusk

Marlborough Main Street at Dusk. Michele Clamp. Watercolor on paper. 14”X16”

Well that was a huge saga. I’m just going to leave this one here for now but the struggle to get to this point was filled with disaster and frustration. But I got there in the end and I’m very happy.

Marlborough at Night – Value Sketch

Marlborough at Night – Value Sketch

Starting to think about the next ‘big’ painting. This is a night view of Marlborough which is going to be challenging to say the least. I’m working up to it with some studies and starting small (3”x5”) with a sketch. This is to work out the value relationships and how the different areas relate to each other. So far so good.

Day 15 of 30 in 30 – Somerville Seventh Day Adventist Church

A slight intermission in my 30 in 30 but I’m back to it now. This is again a local view of a church in Somerville. I always liked the geometric arrangement of shapes and values and the contrast with the more organic shapes of the trees and the background. This is also on Fabriano Artistico soft press paper which I quite like. Smoother than cold press but still absorbent. It shows up the blossoms which I’m liking more and more.

Day 8 of 30 in 30 – Motif #1, Rockport, MA

Motif #1, Rockport, MA. Michele Clamp. Watercolor. 14″x11″

Another one from the archives and a view of the very popular Motif #1 that has a bit more compositional interest than most. As usual I’m not sure about this. I’m rushing these in order to get them done in one day so there’s some areas that I should have thought through more. But on the whole it hangs together well.

Day 7 of 30 in 30 – St Mary’s Church, Cambridge MA

Phew this is getting intense. Maybe something a little simpler tomorrow. It’s hard to assess the results when you’re in the midst of this challenge so I’ll just carry on and take a breather at the end. Pretty happy although I rushed to finish. (Edit: It looks a little wonky as my photo is slightly off)

A couple of intermediates

Day 2 of 30 – Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

Memorial Church, Harvard Yard. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 14”x11”

First (actually second) up in the big ‘painting a day’ series is a Harvard Yard scene. I used to often catch a glimpse of the church through the buildings and always liked the way the light fell. I’ve done a closer view of this but never managed to capture the wider scene. Pretty happy with this one but I don’t think I’ve finished with this view yet.

A couple of intermediate shots: