Postcards from Redmond

I painted around town today. I think Redmond actually has many areas that are quite interesting to paint. It feels like a small town starting to grow up. So I set out to paint some 8x10s... but I realized that painting buildings is really difficult! I found the many buildings and architectural details so overwhelming and confusing.

Going smaller gave me more success. These small ones are on 4x6 watercolor paper, they have postcard lines printed on the back. I think the small format helped me simplify the shapes, but also forced me to find simpler compositions that are not too complicated. The paintings are still not that accurate, but I do feel they at least depict a sense of the place.

Matador
 Matador
 
Redmond Fire Department
Redmond Fire Department
 
Since these are postcards, I think I'll put a stamp on the back and mail them out! One goes to my parents in Cotabato for sure. The other one I'll send to Mae Rose, who's probably the only person who has ever sent me a postcard (so old fashioned!).


4 comments:

  1. Want these postcards too!

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    1. IM me your address, and I'll see what I can do! 😊

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  2. I mailed them out today, one to the Philippines, another to Germany. Let's see if they arrive intact!

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