Friday, March 20, 2015


3 . 20 . 2015  ... A watercolor from this morning.  Sometimes (probably more like often), I get up in the very early morning hours and go into my studio and just paint....  Something I enjoy doing.  Here is a watercolor where I put down a heavy background color and then scrubbed it out to tone the paper ... let it dry and then painted the forest edge into it..  I was initially planning on adding some interest to the right side of the painting as you can see from the pencil lines, but I'm not for sure I want to do that... I think I like it the way it is.  I'm wondering if adding something to the right side might take away from the interest of the stand of trees on the left side of the painting.  I even left some of the pencil lines on the right side to give a slight hint of trees.  Sometimes a few loose marks can change the feeling of a painting.

This painting is available in a giclee' print..... refer to my webpage.

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