Garden Watercolor 8/20
6.5" x 5.75"
Watercolor on Extra Heavyweight Cold Press Stillman & Birn Paper
Float-mount option on a warm grey for a12" x 12" standard frame.
Framing add on is available - please contact me for options. Order the painting with the mount option and size preference and then I will get back to you with framing options / pricing.
About the Watercolors: This was started to create a 30 day challenge for myself during a month when both of my kids were at camp, and one of them was at sleepaway camp. I'm an avid, but fumbling gardener, and decided that this was a great subject to extend my plein air painting interest, tie in my watercolor discipline, establish some mindfulness through my art and get an opportunity to experience my garden beyond tending it. Over the course of 49 days, I completed 30 watercolors featuring various aspects of my backyard garden in West Orange, NJ. I watched the garden change from it's July glory to its mid-August state of mostly spent flowers and yellowing leaves. Seeing the watercolors now, I can observe a shift from pure observation to invention.
“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”
Paintings can be archivally mounted (float mount on museum grade matboard over archival foamcore) upon order to either 9" x 12" or 12" x 12" - please expect at least two weeks turnaround time to ensure mounting and shipping. Unmounted options are just tacked onto a matboard.