|©Robin Edmundson, 'Red barn, creek', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches.|
Framed to 16 x 20 inches. $375
I don't have lot to say about this one. I'm practicing water and reflections and grass on the edges of the creeks.
Artists problem-solve a lot. Each time we begin a piece, the first thing we learn is what we don't know how to render.
For a watercolorist like me, that means that the first draft is usually destined to become a fire starter. Some time around the 3rd or 4th draft things fall in place - which means I've learned how to paint the things I didn't know how to paint when I started. It takes time and persistence. And even a well-rendered subject can make a poor painting if other factors such as color, value [light/dark] and composition are not well thought out.
[So when you see someone whip out a gorgeous watercolor in 20 minutes, remember that it took weeks and years of learning, along with hundreds of failures, to allow her/him to do that. Never ask an artist 'How long did it take to paint/make that?' It took years.]
There are some things I really love about this piece. You'll be able to see it at my upcoming show at The Venue in Bloomington, Indiana in April, 2020.