“Ipmpressions of a Yosemite Dusk”
Watercolor, 22 x 30
Every year at this time the crunch comes. That is to prep for open studio here at my house and studio. It’s a monumental task. Huge.

One of the things that happens is that I fall into a ‘discovery’ process. I open my flat files full of attempts and finished pieces (watercolor) from the previous 11 months. Usually, I find a piece that is in dire need of work. I had put it away because I could not resolve something in the painting. This is one of those. I pulled out the pieces and there, on the bottom was this. A morass of wimpy glazes with no commitment one way or the other. Today’s effort was the resurrection of this piece. It is an impression only . . .a dreamed up compostition which I had layed out prior to a painting trip to Yosemite last year.

Hope you like it. It’s a little more commited than it was, that’s for sure.

6 thoughts on “Prepping”

  1. “A morass of wimpy glazes with no commitment one way or the other”

    …and I thought I was the only one facing this problem. Very nice pulling-together!!! I love this piece. Nice touch on the subtle hint of El Capitan far back. Must have not been easy to resist the urge of making it more obvious.

    Hey, don’t forget to enter a (master)piece into the annual show!!!Deadline is coming up!!

  2. A pleasure doing business with you folks! 😉

    Thanks, Nava. It was a cinch to paint over that ill begotten shape!

    Thanks to you, too, Robin! When I finished I realized it looked dead without something going on. Da boids was the best I could do.

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