Thanks to Chris, aka the Chicago Nature Lady, I have recently started painting again. I broke out my Winsor and Newton Cotman six tube watercolor set and came up with this impression of a sunset in Munroe Falls, Ohio And a long time ago, before Megan and I were married, I painted this winter scene of Little Pond.
And here is my latest watercolor, based on a photo I took this past August in Maine while visiting her parents at Little Pond.
I really don't know what I'm doing when I start these things. I'm learning about watercolor as I go along! I'm pretty happy with this picture, but I think the colors are a bit exaggerated. Perhaps that is my artistic freedom that I have implemented. Biologically, I think the painting is fairly accurate. The blended blue and greens in the foreground give the impression of the bullhead lily, water lily, and water shield that rim the pond. The sunlight is reflected in an open water area, as do the dark reflections of the pines. I'm open for critique here. What do you think of this painting? How can I get improve my work?