Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Watercolor Landscapes

I enjoy painting nature and scenery, but I've always been locked into painting what I see. The workshop I took last week helped me to see the possibilities of using color in a more imaginative way. I love the way watercolor washes blend and combine in unexpected ways, as in this little painting ...

5" x 7"

During a particularly frustrating moment in class, I decided that one of my paintings was simply not worth spending any more time on, so I scrubbed off as much paint as I could, turned the paper over and sketched out another painting on the wrong side. This one (below) turned out to be one of my favorites. I wonder if I was just more relaxed working on this one since the paper had already been "ruined" on the right side. What did I have to lose?

9" x 12"

I admire those witty artists who dream up clever titles for their work - I'm woefully inadequate in that department, I'm afraid. When faced with the task of titling one of my paintings I generally draw a blank, usually having to resort to something like "Landscape with Barn". It makes me feel so uncreative! I need titles for these two paintings before I offer them for sale at our local gallery. Any ideas?


  1. I love these. The top one could be "Morning Rose"
    How about "Good Neighbors" for the farm scene?

    Love your work.

  2. I've been looking to see where your new blog header came I know it came from "Morning Rose"


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