Here’s a winter scene of vineyards on rolling hills in Napa, California. One of the thrills (and terrors!) of painting in watercolor is the sense you are walking on a tightrope: too much paint and you muddy it up, too little and you have a tentative, unfinished feel. In this painting of Napa I had a thickly loaded brush and loosely touched the paper to create a crisp crackled effect. This was on the bark of the tree in the foreground.
2023, Watercolor on Paper, 18″ x 24″, 46cm x 61cm