Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Hold the Reins

Changing your Viewpoint

Changing your Viewpoint

This piece is part of several efforts I made to create a certain painting. This part fascinated me as well as reminds me that I don’t need to put everything in a picture. I also want to invite you to The 29th Annual National Red River Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition at the Plains Art Museum this year June 16th-August 20th. There you will see a large variety of watermedia paintings including work from many famous painters.

Hold the Reins is cropped from a larger piece – cropping refers to cutting out parts of a painting to make it better. Generally, I place  pieces of white foam core and move them around to see what works best. Like editing your writing, most the time, less is more. It also can be a great way to change your viewpoint.







I have a couple of very nice original paintings in the Western & Southwestern Exhibition at The Red Door Art Gallery, 419 Dakota Avenue, Wahpeton, ND.  The show is open now until July 30th

The Reception is June 22nd   from 5-8 pm. There are several great restaurants in Wahpeton!

Click here to learn more and when you can visit!


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