11 x 14 Watercolor/Gouache on 140 Arches Cold Press
I wanted to step out side of my comfort zone with a few larger paintings this year and Autumn reflections was a challenge for me. Not only is the size larger than my norm, but there is a lot going on in this one. When I first looked at the photograph I had no idea how difficult it would be to achieve the look I wanted. Took me longer than what was anticipated, but very happy with the outcome.
My cousin Valerie sent me the original photograph via Facebook. She thought it might be something that I would enjoy painting - Thanks Valerie....you were so right! I love it when folks send me interesting pictures!
ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH BY CANDI
So here's the original photograph taken by Candi at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. She certainly has an eye! This is just so cool! Love the warm reflections in the water. You can see the leaves drifting along..no care in the world.
I'm off to drift along and enjoy my family time.......enjoy your weekend everyone!
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