The first month of retirement has been interesting. Everyone keeps asking me, “How’s retirement?” “I just feel like I’m on a long vacation,” I reply. And mostly that is true. I’m starting to feel very relaxed. Sleep better. Crossing some things off the inevitable list. This time of year there is so much to do in the country: finish the garden, planting, cleaning, etc.
However, I am still finding time to paint and spend in my studio. I’ve been working on some larger figures in landscapes and have two drawn out. I decided to take a break and work on this watercolor of Times Square at Night this week. If you have ever been there, then you can appreciate how bright the lights are, no matter the time of day. Times Square is always awake, always exciting. That is what I was trying to capture in this watercolor with India ink overlay. Somewhat abstract for me but more detail would not have been beneficial.