January 11, 2015

The fern...

...was quietly enjoying the rain.

I suppose this one is a bit of a self portrait with that title! I must admit, this painting was much more challenging than I thought it would be. I actually had planned to do two fern fronds, but erased the second one after I had spent a while struggling through this one. Ferns are so beautiful in their structure and their simplicity, but they don't have a lot of density, grit or deep shadows to really dive into and paint! I still like it though, and I did love all the rain we got this week.

This painting is available in my shop!
(6 1/2 x 10 inches, watercolour and coloured pencils on paper)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Your painting and thoughts as an artist (and writer) made me look around. Thanks for helping me see beauty and feel positive vibes! Looking forward to your next creation.