Watercolor on wood panel
I am pleased to be a part of a group show in Asheville, NC coming up this April called the Temple of Flora. This is the first finished piece of two that I will be sending up for the show. I love how it turned out, though it was a challenge to be sure! Not only did I struggle with the watercolor ground I painted on the panel in order to do my watercolor work, other technical issues ensued as well. I had to learn to paint wet on wet because ground really weeps out into and beyond the edges. Painting dry on dry is almost impossible as it sucks in your paint like the sahara desert slurping its last drop of water from a rainstorm. But in the end, I embraced my inner painter that is always up for really ANY challenge and owned it! I am happy with the results and (like most paintings), this one looks way better from afar. Trust me. I will share the next one, a smaller piece, in a day or two.