|Watercolor on rough wc paper. Approx 7" x 5"|
I've been sorting through the enormous pile of finish, unfinished, and never-to-be finished paintings. I've accumulated an amazing number of works on paper, mostly watercolors. I'm not quite sure what I am going to do with all these paintings. I have some ideas for a few of them. Some I'd like to frame and display. Some I think will make wonderful images for printing on fabric and then sewn into mp3 and cell phone cases and such.
|Winter Birches, Watercolor on cold-pressed paper. Approx. 6" x 4"|
I wish this had scanned better. It's such a lovely rosy wintry piece. I salvaged it from a large painting that never really worked. There were, however, some sections that I really liked. I cut out the sections I felt were worth saving and reused the backs of the other pieces.
|Winter Landscape, Watercolor on cold-pressed paper. Approx. 8" x 4"|
Here is another section from that same salvaged painting. I did frame this one and it hangs in my living room. It is one of my favorite paintings because it occupies that place between abstract and realistic that I like. I think it is more of a suggestion of a thing rather than every leaf and twig. I like to let my eye and brain fill in some of the details. Perhaps that is why I have so many unfinished paintings - I don't want to overwork them and put in too much. And once a painting goes beyond a certain point, I can't really get it back to where I like it. So I proceed with caution and have lots of unfinished paintings.