The Challenge



22″ x 30″

Unmatted and Unframed

1 in stock


Description :

During the months of June and July 2022, my art studio was being remodelled. My studio landlord asked me to not come to the studio during that time. So, I brought home the painting I was working on at the time (Oakleaf Geranium), the paints I was using for that painting (there were six – Winsor Yellow, Winsor Green, Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Violet, and Chinese White), my brushes, and other art supplies necessary to complete Oakleaf Geranium..

I set up a make-shift work space at my kitchen table. I completed Oakleaf Geranium. I tend to put my colours in their own containers as it’s easier for me to paint. I did not want to toss the unused paint after completing Oakleaf Geranium, so I purchased a full sheet of Arches 300 lb. watercolor paper and decided to do an abstract with the remaining paint..

I knew I had challenges to face. It turned out to be many:

1. I had to use the colours I brought home and no others.
2. I had to cover my kitchen table and antique print from the Civil War with paper towels so as not to ruin those.
3. I had to figure out how to get the painting to stand up as I decided to have the colours run down the sheet.
4. I tolerated being interrupted frequently by members of my family needing to go out, be fed, need a walk daily, etc.
5. I had to get creative and use boxes as a makeshift easel so I could stand the painting up to get the effect I needed.
6. I realized that if I ran out of a colour, that was that. Move on to another colour.

It took two days to finish what ordinarily would take a couple of hours. I ended up not using both the Cobalt Violet and the Burnt Umber. I was afraid the Burnt Umber would dominate the painting and the Cobalt Violet has a tendency to fade into nothingness. I am extremely happy with the effect, however.

This painting would look beautiful framed and would make a beautiful addition to your home or office.

Style : Watercolours , Impressionistic

Medium ; Watercolours

Size : 22 by 30 inches /54 cm by 76 cm


Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 30 × 02 × 22 cm

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