This weekend, I am conducting a watercolor workshop at my studio (Studio L). We will be painting this lovely window with a cascade of flowers. Of course, I always paint my workshop scenes before the workshop date so as to make sure I can demonstrate and teach with all due authority. We will be working from the reference photo you see here. Like most all painting interpretations, whether from real life or photo references, the goal is not to copy. I like to simplify and make the image painterly and let the viewers eye fill in the rest. I'll get back to my road interpretations after my three day workshop gig this coming Aug. 9 at Gig Harbor in the state of Washington and out in the Puget Sound. I am really looking forward to it! By the way, this window/floral watercolor was painted on non-stretched (I never stretch) 140 lb. cold press, Arches watercolor paper . . . 14"X18".
Can't miss what? A quaint cottage at the end of the road, nestled amongst the forest trees with the occasional hoot of a night owl? . . . or . . . a county dump with the rumble and clatter of diesel trucks? We are left only to guess, but one thing I am sure of is that I painted this scene on 140lb. cold press and added light embellishments with color conte crayon. The painting is 11"X14".