Winter Stream – Revisited

Remember that awful Winter Stream watercolor I painted several weeks ago? It was painted and posted here not too long after I began following along with Aubrey Phillips, using one of his books as a sort of roadmap for a 100-day Creative Adventure project.

The painting was a disaster, so awful, in fact, that it took two posts for me to explain everything that had gone wrong.

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

I mentioned then that I would be attempting the painting again. That was what I did this morning as I journeyed along my way. I’m still using the Aubrey Phillips book, but at the same time I’m following my own path, developing my own style, and doing things in my own way.

So, I threw out everything I’d tried before. I didn’t go back to re-watch Edo Hannema’s video tutorial. I just looked at the painting, thought about what I liked and didn’t like, and off I went to paint the scene in my own way.

Winter Stream Revisited (2)
Winter Stream Revisited – Watercolor by Judith Kraus

I’m not sure if it actually looks like a stream or not — winter, summer, spring, or fall — but I like the colors, I like the sky, I like the painting.

I’m definitely improving, and I’m beginning to see my own style emerging. I like it. I hope you like it, too.


  1. I really like this! The atmosphere all around the painting does say “winter” or early spring. It is a great example of wet on wet and letting the watercolor “do its thing”. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, the stream was sort of overrun by the reflections, I think LOL. But the painting turned out so much better than my previous attempt. I really do like it. 🙂

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