watercolor on cold pressed paper
7.5 x 9.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky
What I am enjoying most about painting with watercolor, in addition to its challenges, are the surprises. Watercolor really is mostly unpredictable. And I love that. When I see something that I would like to paint, I know that if I chose oil, or colored pencil, to create the image then I could be sure of the result. Yet where is the fun in that? By choosing to paint in watercolor, and with all the careful planning I can muster, I am still delighted with a few surprises along the way.
This is a painting of my hydrangea bush that sits beside the corner of our house, right along the walkway. It has been glorious this summer with its large blooms. I enjoyed capturing those blooms in watercolor. Watching the color run into the shadows and highlights of the petals provided many delightful surprises with this painting.