"Still Water Runs Deep" - 12x24 Watercolor. Reflections in still water...... it has a calming effect on me. I haven't been fishing for many years but I've spent a lot of time on river banks watching a red & white "bobber" drift out to the end of my fishing line. It never mattered whether I ever caught a fish; I'd just release it back into the river anyway. Just "being there" was enough for me. I painted this from memory; it combines my favorite time of the year, a lot of fishing trips and a bit of the "Rockies".
The extra width of the panel is well suited for this composition. The surface is 300# Arches paper mounted on 1/8" hardboard.
Tomorrow I'm going to meet several other artists at the Campfire Girls Camp El Tesoro near Granbury, TX, for a day of plein air painting. It's going to be a little chilly - 44 degrees with a 10 to 15 mph north wind, but the sun will be shining! I've never painted there and I'm told the Brazos River runs through the camp and there's a water fall...sounds like I may do another "river painting"......stay tuned!