Pine Creek Pass
Transparent Watercolor 14x10 on Arches 140 cold press
Every time I paint a picture with a lot of trees
I swear I'll never do it again.
Then there is this beautiful day
--after a rain
--in the spring
--in the mountains
that I want to remember.
So how do you get a location
and the scent of evergreen
and the feel of mist
out of your head and on to a flat surface?
This is the second attempt and is still a disappointment.
Maybe I set myself up for failure.
Maybe I should just listen to Joyce Kilmer.
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Our choicest plans have fallen through,
Our airiest castles tumbled over,
Because of lines we nearly drew
And later neatly stumbled over.