Wow, it's been quite a while since I posted anything!
And there is always fishing to get in the way of doing anything constructive.
And I have also been suffering from painter's block. I started a couple of paintings early this year, got the initial sky and foreground in "Twin Pines" but struggled with another painting of a picture I took of a rainbow trout I caught last year. I tried three attempts at the trout painting and did not like something in all three! Well, I finally got back to "Twin Pines" and finished it. It is based on a photo taken by Marshall McIver, a friend of my wife. It is a half sheet painting approximately 13"X20" and will eventually be framed in a jatoba frame with either maple or red oak inlays. It will be available for $450 after I build a frame for it and have the image digitized for potential prints and greeting cards. I hope you enjoy it.
"Snowy Morning" is another of my paintings based on Marshall's work. She took both the photos on the same wintery morning right after a snow several years ago and I have enjoyed working with the lighting and subject mater that she captured.
John Schwartz - watercolorist and woodworker.