Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Go to the previous post. That painting went back to the
studio and lost a great deal of it's freshness. The piece above
is the painting from the plein air site. For me it's proof
that I need to do more thinking, plan what I'm going to
do, allow enough time to either improve it or leave it alone.
In this case, leaving it alone would have been the prudent
thing to do.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

When I opened this I was wowed. I love loose watercolor like this. I can see the difference in the previous one and this one. Very fresh and nice.

David Westerfield said...

Yes, leaving it alone is a lesson I've learned before. But I know I'll need to learn it again.

Annelein said...

Had a chance to stop by and really like your loose style and unique brush stroke application! Thanks

Becky Joy said...

Beautiful brushwork in your painting. I like the simplicity.

loriann said...

I like it PB. Fresh and with energy. Maybe you know it in its other state.. I don't. I see that your time getting your energy back and resting your shoulder was well spent. it's almost like a new a different PB has come out. What have you been thinking about all this time?

Double "D" said...

Thanks Mary, glad you like it.

Hi David, yeah I know. Again and again and so on.

Annelein, welcome and thanks for your visit.
Appreciate your comments.

Hi Becky Joy, Welcome and thanks for the visit.
Glad you like it.

Hi B!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great to hear from you. Thanks about the painting.
What was I thinking about? I was thinking about how you use color and your persistence to keep on painting. All the lessons you shared while you were in Washington. More things than I can remember.
I know I didn't want to deal with a lot of detail at least for now. Just wanted to be spontaneous and free. As you say, seeing not thinking.

So glad you're home. I know Washington will miss you but you'll go back next year.

Karen Bruson said...

This is lovely. I found it is better to abandon a painting before it is done.

cohen labelle said...

Hi Doug

I love your watercolors - they are just extremely beautiful!!!!


Carole said...

Hello my friend. I hope you are well. Just back from holiday as you know and need to catch up with old friends.

Lovely paintings as always Doug. Maybe you could try painting one of my images of Scotland one day. Keep well.


Double "D" said...

Hi Carole,

Wow, I would love to use one of your photo's
for reference of a painting. Photographers really
don't like folks messing about with there images.
That's very generous of you Carole. I'm busy with a
number of things right now and heading in for another
surgery on the 23rd. After that I'll look through the photo's and get back to you via email. I owe you big time.


Jala Pfaff said...

I LOVE this, and the b&w sketch too. Bravo!

Silver said...

Hey you..

I am always here.. still hovering around.. and still loving your work and what you have to share ..


Anonymous said...

I like enormously your free brushstrockes in your watercolors. Great works.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥