Monday, September 7, 2020


Moonscape, watercolor, 9x12" 

Drove to Venice in the dark to meet artist friend, Sally Christiansen just before sunrise.  We painted the entrance to a trail that leads to the beach from the back of our cars in the parking lot.  A full moon was setting in the tree branches.

At just the right time, a man walked his dog into my painting!  I love how figures give the landscape a sense of scale.  And his red shirt was just the shock of color needed to balance the greens.

Tinkered with this watercolor later to strengthen the contrast.  Although a bit overworked, I like the way the light and atmospheric effect turned out.  Sometimes watercolor works its own magic without much help from me.  That's why I love it!