Reed painting finished

Reeds in the lily pond

The reed painting is finally finished.  I must have sat and fiddled with it half a dozen times after I thought I might be done.  And I’m still not super happy with with it.  I kept playing with the shore line behind the reeds more than anything else.  I still think there is not enough definition, but I may just let it sit for a month and look at it later.

Others have said they like it, even thought I am not overly thrilled, so it must have some qualities.  (Mom said she’d take it today LOL)

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. foresterartist
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 16:35:31

    I think it looks great. I also think when I draw detailed pen and ink it’s sometimes hard to switch off that impulse to make my watercolor similarly detailed. Even though it isn’t always the look I want. For me, my ink brain and painting brain can be very different. I don’t know if that makes any sense.


    • ruthsartwork
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 08:56:15

      I agree about the ink vs painting brain. It does make sense to me. I once actually felt my brain shift from computer drafting brain to art brain. Now that was weird. LOL I do try to be less precise with the painting and more color oriented . I just felt that the lily paintings were more successful. Thanks for the compliment.


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