I have held off on posting this painting. It was originally done at the request of someone that had purchased one of my other paintings. He wanted a painting of wood ducks and gave me a couple of rather bad reference photos. Basically told me just wanted it landscape and would leave the rest to my artistic style. Long story short, when I showed him the final result, he picked at it. “I wanted them in the water (uhm, they are) and further away from the edge. Uhmmm, I like them there and what happened to artist choice?
At any rate, lesson learned. No more commissions. Not worth it. I still like the painting and it deserves to be seen.
So I present “Watching From the Sidelines”
So, I am going to see how well I do on a painting every day in July. I figured the best way to do this is with a gallery once I have a second. So, here we go with World Watercolor Month for 2021.
So, today I played with a combo of the new triangle brushes and sea sponges for the foliage. I learned the sea sponge technique from a You Tube video and I think it has become my go to for most foliage. Smudge some, leave some and then maybe go back in after it dries for some detail if you wish.
I just got a new set of triangle watercolor brushes and had to test them out. I think I am in love with them. And got them for a super sweet deal to boot!