I saw a lovely watercolor painting in a Wet Canvas forum tutorial, and since it combined many of the things I love — and have been practicing on — I couldn’t resist “borrowing” the scene and re-creating it in my own inimitable style. Not that anyone would want to imitate my painting style, but it sure is fun to say that.
So, here for your — ahem — viewing pleasure is my scene of rocks, a river, and lots of trees.
I like some of the rocks, especially the one farthest to the right. It actually looks like a rock. My trees were a bit hit-and-miss, but I’m definitely getting better at creating an illusion of distant woods. That’s something I once thought I’d never learn to do.
I like a lot of the colors, too. Everybody knows by now, I think, that orange and blue is one of my favorite combinations. And I do like my sky.
Maybe this watercolor is significant for me in that there seems to be more that I like than what I dislike. Now, that’s real progress.
Oh, the little spots in the sky? Not really there. Looks like I need to give my scanner bed a good cleaning again. Or I could pretend it’s a bird, or a plane, or a very distant alien space craft. No? You’re right. It’s just a speck of dirt from the scanner.
Happy Thursday! I’ll be out of town all day, so I won’t be around to respond to any comments until later in the evening.