Painting in the Beehive
I have had an agreement with myself for a number of years, and that is that as often as possible, I’ll paint my watercolors from direct observation.
This commitment arose from a real desire to observe life and react in paint as directly as possible. To work i situations where everything is moving, the people, the light, and the effect, is an exciting challenge, and pretty much the only way to keep me interested in watercolor.
Painting on location, being in the beehive, also has it’s drawbacks…you can make bad decisions in the heat of battle, carry something too far, or lose your objective. But after a while, I believe that you learn to collect and focus all your facilities, and see/respond to the world in a much more real and vivid way.
King Street Market 16 x 12″ Watercolor