Watercolor is a fun medium. I first learned to paint with watercolor. When i was in junior high and it was too cold to fish, My dad and I would do watercolor fishing pictures. My Great Uncle published a great book about watercolors, called “Making your Watercolors Sing.” He made a living as a watercolor artist, so it was only natural that my first painting classes in college were watercolor. I loved it!
After a few semesters I took Oil Painting. It became all the painting I did, and still is my main focus. For 11 years I left watercolor behind, until I was asked to teach a watercolor class, in Lynchburg, Virginia. I found I enjoyed it. It was a good compliment and change from my oil painting.
This painting is called Reflections. I painted it about a year ago. This year it was part of the professional division at the state fair. I love the contrasting colors. The variations in the sky and the trees can only happen the way they do with watercolor.