Thursday, November 24, 2011

Quiet and Carefree

Quiet, watercolor and pen on 140lb. paper, 2011
There is a long story behind why I chose to paint this scene, but the story is too personal to post publicly. Maybe someday.... Short version: I love window seats, yellow and blue is a favorite color combination, and hydrangea is a favorite flower. But, more than all these things, I love quiet. I want everything in this picture...except the sloping floor. I'm an artist, not a builder. As is often the case with watercolor, the most interesting things happen by accident. The flower vase on the right is a good example of this. Having the green flower color bleed into the vase was unintentional. It's my favorite part of the picture. Ah! Blessed quiet serendipity!

1 comment:

  1. This one, especially, belongs in an illustrated book. I wish you quiet in your studio today!