Hemlock Glade, York Regional Forest, Hollidge Tract, 9”x12” watercolour paper, watersoluble coloured pencils, Prismacolor pencils.
This one has been percolating for many weeks, on the back of the couch, the mantelpiece, my workspace, stashed in the dark out of sight, etc..my instinct said ‘finished’ but it was not what I set out to do. I had planned a piece that would be dense with colour, texture, technique but instead, early on it seemed to be saying all the things I wanted to say, in a ‘less is more’ sort of way. So, I put it aside, in sight, and out of sight, to make time to decide. Well, I have, and it’s done. I’ll leave the white spaces to tell the tale, and let your minds eye do the job of filling in the details, make the leaps of colour, etc.. I may later indulge in the time honoured tradition of multiple ‘studies’, and this will be #1, and do another much darker version. But this one, I declare finished.
And, RE: NEW LOOK ON THE BLOG: Comments welcome. Here’s the scoop. My blog is, and always will be a personal journal with room for roughs, snapshots and banter, but as I do not plan on creating a seperate Artist Website, this will have to do as a ‘go to’ url on my cards. That said, I’m trying for a more professional 1st impression. Is this it? Is the old deep blue version better? My husband thinks I need to add more colour, but I can’t think how without things looking cluttered, and or clashing with the art/photo of an individual post. Just asking….