Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunset Watercolor Painting

Sunset watercolor painting (9 x 12) is from a beautiful photo reference my nephew in Florida took.   The painting almost ended up in the trash with me declaring defeat on this deceivingly 'simple' watercolor.  I washed the paper out and started almost from scratch.  Many years ago my first 'plein air' painting at a local bridge on a beautiful day in May, an elderly gentlemen slowly and with much effort  made his way down a hill to where I sat and then gave me some art advice.  He told me to take the painting, which he said was too dark, and 'give it a bath'.   I took his advice and was pleased to find that what remained looked beautiful.   Sometimes painting involves removing things....  :)  

Sometimes there's not a better way. Sometimes there's only the hard way.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Fox Inheritance   

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