Above The Tideline


I had just about given up on this watercolor, but persistence is important in most areas of life and it’s certainly true with painting. I’ve been asked many times if I ever throw a painting away. I generally notice the problem early enough to stop before ruining it, but honestly some sit for a long time before the solution is clear and I return to complete it. With “Above The Tideline” I’m glad I just kept leaning into it.

Inspiration was born when I noticed this couple walking into view between the branches so I quickly grabbed my camera and zoomed in to capture their gate and moment together in time. I rarely include people in my paintings and equally rare is one void of the horizon line. In this case the people give the composition scale and no horizon makes it clear you are above, looking down on a conversation at the water’s edge.

 

Original Framed Watercolor 27 ½” x 34 ½” $2,500 – Image 17 ½” x 24 ½” All Rights Reserved