Monday, November 24, 2008

Glade Creek Grist Mill WIP 6

I have been working on this painting again, lots! I have just submitted it to the watercolor workshop gang for critique. I don't want to continue fussing with it because I think I could easily over-detail death! I have spent more hours working on this painting than any other I have done. This is because the subject matter makes me reach out of my comfort zone and figure things out I have not tried before. I know this is necessary for growth, but it has really caused me to stretch!

If anyone sees anything they'd like to change speak now or forever hold your peace. I'm leaving it on the Homosote board until after Thanksgiving in case I need to do something else, then it will go into an antique bronze metal frame. The image size is 16x24, watercolor on Arches 140-lb cold press.


Anonymous said...

Susan: I love the values is much richer looking. If I changed anything, it would be to give more definition to the paddles on the red wheel. It is truly a beauty. Ann

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a great job you did on painting this. Landscapes are so so challenging, I think. Just wondering about that roof issue. I wonder if the door frame could be changed so that it appeared to receding back to our right, as if that whole 'door area part' of the mill connected to the side, not the front. Not sure my words are making sense, but it's an idea. This was a great undertaking and I'm sure it will be admired by many.

Vicki Greene said...

I would love to see this one in person. Please share a picture when it is framed.