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Flying Solo


One of the most important things any artist needs to determine is when a piece of artwork is finished. It is exceedingly true with watercolor. The joke among watercolorists is how do you know when it’s done? The answer is after you’ve added one brush stroke too many. So, I kept thinking, this is a lovely painting as is, so don’t wreck it by exchanging the simple mood of breaking waves below a sunset sky for something that would also work, but definitely change the special quality it already possesses. I probably spent half a day considering what it needed to “finish” it and in the end opted to define the waves a little further and add the bird flying solo. I believe it is complete in its simplicity. I hope you agree.

Original Framed Watercolor 28 ½” x 22 ½” – Image 19 ½” x 13” – SOLD – All Rights Reserved