Monthly Retrospective: September 2023

In September, I continued painting National Parks; continued the #skieswithjt challenge; and I also participated in Kolbie Blume’s fourth challenge, Painting the Wilderness: Light!

While I continued to focus on skies in September, my usual Summer of Skies is drawing to a close as I begin to focus on fall foliage. I slowed down toward the end of the month as I began swatching in preparation for a forthcoming fall palette.

The Paintings

Finally, here’s 2 versions of my last painting of the month: Shenandoah National Park on September 23. I did the version on the left first in watercolor; then I went over the foreground in gouache as an experiment to give it more definition. I’m still not sure which I like better.

Move back in time to August 2023 or forward to October 2023!