Saturday, March 6, 2010

Creekside Chat

It has been a while since I posted anything so I thought I would add a few paintings that I did last fall. This watercolor was done from a photo of my hubby and daughter taken while we were on a walk near our home. It was a lovely sunny day and the autumn colors and fall foliage were in all their glory. I loved the way the light cast shadows on the rocks and the white of the bridge is almost blinding in comparison to the darker rocks and stream bed. I also liked the sparkling water and the rocks under the water showing through. The brilliant sunlight reflecting almost white in the hair of the figures and on some of the clothing also made for delicious contrasts. I tried to capture all of that in my painting. The conversation between father and daughter adds additional interest to the piece. Are they discussing the scenery?


  1. I think they are NOT discussing the scenery. Not only have you captured "hubby's" posture perfectly,but also the intense communication of father/daughter. Very poignant.

  2. Thanks Rodrica. We always enjoy these walks although often I get left behind because I'm busy wielding my camera.