Friday, May 18, 2012

SUNNY DAY AT COLTER BAY

I've been working for days on a painting for a client.  Although I don't often do custom
work, this was to be of one of my favorite subjects.

Colter Bay on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
The painting is on a full sheet of watercolor paper, which is 22x30 inches.

I like to take photos of my work on the floor of my studio.  The light there is usually pretty good. 

To get the whole painting in the picture I had to stand on a step stool and then lean out,
 hold my camera over the painting and shoot without reference.  A lot of the 
shots missed the mark and looked like this.

The painting includes the family in their boat "The Green Minnow."

This one was both a challenge and a pleasure to paint.

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

leenie, it's beautiful! they are going to love it!

CarrieBoo said...

I was just thinking yesterday (no word of a lie) that I haven't seen any of Leenie's watercolour art in a while, I wonder what she's working on. And look at that beauty. Holy mama! Lucky peeps.

Pam said...

Wow Leenie! Without a doubt that will be one very happy client!! A piece of art to treasure.

Terry and Linda said...

WOW! I think you are extremely very good! Your work just takes my breath away!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Far Side of Fifty said...

They should be thrilled:)

Alica said...

Beautiful, Leenie! I'm sure they will be thrilled...it's just gorgeous!

Buttons said...

Oh what a lucky client to have picked such a talented artist. Oh I love the mountains.Perfect.
I am picturing you balancing on the stool trying to get the right shot.:0 Looks funny to me:) B

heyBJK said...

That's fantastic, Leenie! Your client will be very pleased! Awesome work!

Anzu said...

We can enjoy your beautiful water color. My favorite is the miraculous colors of the lake. Thank you for sharing!

Michele said...

I admire your ability to paint in watercolors. Your work is gorgeous.

Leauxra said...

I love your paintings. Just love them. They make me wish I could spend more time with watercolors... it's never been a medium I have used regularly. So bright!

Anairam said...

This is beautiful, Leenie. And what a treasure it must be to the family!

Sarah said...

Amazing painting Leenie. Those mountains are so beautiful. Lucky client!