4"x 6" Original Watercolor ~ A Painting A Day... SOLD!
This is the same Italian village as yesterdays blue door.
I liked the view over the very old stone wall. I still cannot
believe I leaned against this wall. We had a great
guide who wanted to show us this village because he felt
it was an artists eye candy everywhere we looked.
I have often heard people say my paintings look like
photographs. I guess they do at a quick glance and
I do not find that offensive as some artist may.
What I really hope for is that they look as good close
up as well as at a distance. This is a lot harder than
it sounds. Some paintings fall apart when you get up
close and personal with them. I think a big difference
for me is that I take as much time hand-drawing as I
do painting. A lot of artists use a computer or trace
their drawing, it makes it faster and more accurate.
I believe with my drawing I accomplish a more personal
feeling. Its not perfect. My paintings then become
somewhat impressionistic and the viewers
"minds eye" finishes some details. I do use my own
less than good photos as my guide. To bring back the
memory of what I saw but then I must interpret that
into a painting.