Seeing a Painting Differently
Summer Breeze is now on display at the Alabama Watercolor Society National 82nd National Annual Juried Exhibition at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fair Hope, Alabama until June 30th, and a true honor. I simplified the original painting making it stronger. The soft landscape and water in the background from Pelican Lake make you want to sit outside. Painting the reflected color of the bricks onto the back of the white chairs was my initial interest. With the changes, the impressionist details connecting the shadows in the grass to the flowers can finally be seen.
I believe the true success for this in the painting was when I finally allowed myself to crop off the left side of the painting. Originally there was a great deal of activity and work painting multiple tree branches and shadows behind the chairs. They conflicted with the peaceful nature of the painting. I also added some oranges to the post on the right, giving it more depth. The center column value was darkened to let the eye pass through it.
Summer Breeze before the crop
Watercolor 1 Class & Video Demonstrations
Watch my Facebook Page as I am putting a series of demonstrations on this week prior to my Watercolor 1 basic watercolor workshop starting next Thursday May 18th.
Three Thursday’s In-Person Only: May 18, 25 & June 1st $255.00
10:00am -3:00pm Lunch is included (Chef’s choice, soup, salad & sandwich)
at the Fargo Country Club, 509 26th Ave S, 509 26th Ave S, Fargo, ND
May 18: Working with watercolor, review & practice
May 25: Mixing Color, Experimenting with Different Subjects:
June 1: Still life, Use Painting Techniques on Subjects
Sign up for both workshops (Watercolor 1 & 2) and select $25 worth of free art supplies!