Yesterday I finished the watercolor of the Duck Pond at Ft Benjamin Harrison State Park. I am pretty happy with it. I always question whether I made good decisions as I painted it. Is the sky dark enough? Should it have been more blue? More sunny? Oh well. I obviously used painter’s license but I always seem to get tangled up in what scenes really look like after I have finished. One particular scene from Ft Ben I painted four times before I was happy with the finished painting. I just keep telling myself I learn something from every painting I do.
My husband always says I am more skilled at drawing than at painting. This painting looks very “drawy” to me. Probably because I finished with a small brush and was almost drawing the brush strokes. I don’t think this is a bad thing…just a comment.