Saturday, April 05, 2008

Painted with DS paints on Lama Li paper (7 x 9). Reference photo is from WetCanvas. Lin at http://viewfromtheoak.blogspot.com/ and I are both taking advantage of a class at WetCanvas on painting water. What a terrific class it is already!! Also, the April theme in Kate Johnson's alumni group is "water," how cool that there are TWO groups to submit the same paintings to this month.
I was fairly happy with this, of course there are always parts I would do differently. I wonder if excellence will ever be achieved?! At first I liked the lavender in the water, but now I'm not so sure. I think the bridge reflection should be more pronounced, even though it wasn't in the photo. Sometimes it's hard to figure out where to take artistic license. I guess that just comes with PRACTICE!!

4 comments:

Tami said...

I like the lavender in the water, especially since you've used it in the far background. As to the reflection of the bridge in the water; it looks like the photo was shot around noon when the shadows don't read one way or another so it looks right to me.

Teri C said...

Brenda!! it is beautiful!!!

Barbara said...

Hi Brenda -- Such a peaceful, lovely scene! How are we going to maintain our watercoloring and our "Jessica journals" -- is 24 hours a long enough day? - Barbara

africantapestry said...

this is lovely Brenda!I love that darkness under your bridge, gives beautiful atmosphere.
Ronell