Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Spruce Falls - Maybe Final

Well, I am at the point now where I have to decide if I am finished or not. There is so much going on in this painting that I am afraid I will overdo it, if I haven't already. I like the depth the draping trees gave to the scene and the bits of branches help up at the top. I still am conflicted about that pool, but will think on that one for awhile. Maybe if I go on to another painting and just visit this one occasionally, I will be more sure if this is done or not. Whatever happens with this painting, I am still lovin' the Yupo! My next victim will be on Arches 140-pound watercolor paper, though.

When matted, it will fit into a 22x30 gold metal frame, image size is 15 by 23.


RHCarpenter said...

Wonderful falls, Susan!!! I don't "see" the pool at the bottom - but I'm unsure how to make that look more like a pool so I'm no help at all :( Everything else looks fresh, clean, wonderfully light and airy.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I'm not sure, either, Rhonda! I know it is a pool because I painted it, but looking at it I can't tell that either! Grrrr. I don't have any problems with wiping it out and starting over, but I wouldn't know how to proceed to make it better. I think it needs to be darker at the back to make it look level or something. More pondering is needed here.