This is one of my old paintings. I’m not sure of the exact year that I painted it but I think that it must have been between 2005 and 2010.
I have thrown away nearly all of my old work from that period but this is one that I kept.
No doubt this is because I find it somewhat beautiful. It is not a great watercolor painting but compared to my other work from that period I think it was one of my more successful watercolor paintings.
And I think the beauty comes from the use of layering one color over another.
The layering of thin glazes of paint creates transparency and a lovely pureness and vibrancy to the colors and I think that is very evident in this painting.
That alone though I don’t think would make it such a beautiful painting.
That delicacy is balanced and enhanced by the bold blue clouds.
I think a good watercolor painting has a combination of delicacy and boldness.
I rarely use that layering technique nowadays but when I look at this painting it makes me realize that I should.
My only regret when I look at this painting is my signature. Why did I put it so high up! It really spoils the painting. I’m almost tempted to remove it even though such an attempt might spoil the painting,
In the end I decided to not to risk spoiling the painting and left it,