Garden Pump, 5.5x8" watercolor, ©Diane Mannion
Day 12 of the 30/30 Challenge
This garden pump is on the grounds of Artist Acres in Englewood, a densely shaded area with patches of sunlight filtering through thick foliage. Not an easy subject to paint.
Perhaps, I should have titled this "Help! I'm painting and just can't stop!" In an attempt to push my darks for the shadows and values, I kept adding layers of paint. If I paint this scene again, I'll simplify the masses and keep my foreground, middle, and background more distinct.
Watercolor works best as a transparent medium and is easily overworked. But I'll let this painting stand as a sketch. Sometimes, we learn from our mistakes.