Blog : In Art Pursuit

I enjoy drawing, painting, and sculpting from direct observation - both in the studio and plein air. I also like to experiment with different tools and techniques. Following my blog will allow you to see examples of my work in progress and read about what was happening as I made them.

Watercolor commission - patio

My watercolor of this patio was commissioned as a surprise gift for new owners of this town home. The best view was locked behind garden walls, so the realtor supplied this photo:

 Realtor's photograph

Realtor's photograph

As I created my painting, I modified the composition and background to focus on what would be the new owner's view as they returned home each day. I added greenery and emphasized the striking red of the door, garden seat, and pots. Below is my finished watercolor, which the realtor framed and presented at closing:

 My completed watercolor

My completed watercolor