I’ve been working on the same scene for a couple of months now. Started on one side of a full sheet (22″ x 30″) of watercolour paper (I like Arches 300# cold press), and when that one turned ugly on me, flipped it over and painted it again on side two.
Side two shown above: still not satisfied. The beach/waterline gave me trouble – I’ve hidden most of that with dark, interesting brush strokes.
It’s a little frustrating when full sheet of paper gets filled and I’m not completely happy with the results. I don’t hate it, I just think it could be better.
The good news about fighting through a new composition/subject matter/painting style, is that progress will be made. The other night I took everything I had learned through the two full sheet paintings and threw it into a smaller, 10″ x 14″ landscape of the same scene. And, success!
Simple, serene and a true sense of place. Very happy!
“Peace River Corner” (bottom image) measures 10″ x 14″ and is available for purchase. Contact me!