This week’s featured piece:
Title: Rain on the Lake
Size: 11″ x 14″
When: Fall 2014
Time to complete: A few hours over 3 or 4 days
Purpose: To see if I could do it (I’ve never really enjoyed watercolors and have found them difficult to use) and to work on building a portfolio of items for the art show in December
Problems I encountered: Getting the trees dark enough was pretty difficult. I had a hard time getting them dark enough without becoming big black blobs. Finding that happy medium between dark enough yet still tree-like was a challenge, and I think this was actually my second or third painting of this subject before I felt I got it right.
The clouds were also on the tricky side; getting them dark enough in color but still light enough in weight so they looked like clouds took quite a bit of time.
Favorite part: Um….everything. I’d love to own this piece, but if I kept all the pieces I loved that I made, I’d run out of wall space and would never have anything to sell!
Least favorite part: I don’t think I have anything that really bothers me about this piece!
Have you tried watercolors before? What do you think of them?