I’ve been painting large full size sheets of Arches watercolor 300# CP paper. Luxurious thick paper that holds color and brushstroke beautifully. Throwing paint, splattering, letting the pigment fly and blend. Summer pictures of cranes. Lots of sunshine.
“The first thing that I do is check on Mt. Hayes. I enjoy seeing the light and shadow patterns on it first thing in the morning with my coffee. The evening light is totally different. The other side of the mountains become light and it is spectacular too. I also enjoy watching the shape of the river weaving it’s way through the valley”. She told me this while we both watched the sunlight bathe the mountains in a wondrous glow.
This was my challenge, to paint the scene out of her dining room window and capture the wonder that she experienced.
After a few hours, we gazed at the oil painting from across the room and decided to stop. It captured what we wanted to capture.
I love to paint landscapes. And I love to connect people with their favorite scene, the view out of their window.