A dear, generous friend has been helping me with my watercoloring. This painting was completed during several of those lessons.
I'm thrilled with the result -- but even more -- with what I am learning:
* The importance of water -- and getting a real SENSE of what that means when using watercolors!!! * The need for contrast of darks and mid-tones as in the trees! * Negative painting and masking over paint * How important the 'central focus is" -- and the need for the brightest, cleanest, most detail right THERE!
Again, my heartfelt thanks to a kind and most generous individual, without whom, my artwork, my life, would be so much less.