|Watercolor with Colored Pencil, 8x10ish"|
It has been very odd for me to not have easy access to that painting for the past month, and I realize now that a big part of my painting process is looking, looking, looking at my painting after it is sort of finished. In fact, I can be in the middle of doing something completely different (laundry for instance) and suddenly take a notion and be compelled to drop everything and go look at a recent painting. More than once.
After a couple of weeks of not getting to look at my paint-out painting, I realized that I had the original start at home and could play around with it. I took liberties with the grasses in front of the trees, obviously embellishing the colors, with the intention to play and see how the colored pencils worked with the paints. Playing and learning, great fun!
Thank you for looking and for being with me through these experiments...