Pond painting number 9!

Pencil up
Two days in

Can you believe it? I counted up the pond paintings I have done since I started in 2019 and there are now nine of them. Although frustrating at times, I have learned a lot about acrylics and enjoyed every minute. I am running out of photos of the pond at the Boise Train Depot and will have to go back for more. And visit family. Too bad for me. LOL

I really just use the photos for a basic reference on placement of the lily pads and minorly for some of the colors. Once I get going, I just let it flow and the picture tells me where to go. I will just tell you now, though it took a lot of tweaking (just like the stream painting) it has turned out to be my favorite one.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. denisebushphoto
    Dec 28, 2020 @ 15:08:26

    I love your pond and lily pad & flower paintings. Returning to certain themes and really exploring them is a good thing, in my opinion!


    • ruthsartwork
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 18:33:10

      Thanks, Denise. I have learned so much about painting again this whole last year. I watched a lot of videos and then said to myself – just go for it. What did I have to lose besides nothing. I can always repaint the canvases. Now I have these accepted into an online art print rental/sales company’s portfolio and am in the process of getting really good photos made. I feel very proud of them, but in a different way than my portraits. Those are for creating personal memories. These are for setting a mood in sa home.


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