I was thinking of David Hockney as I executed this portrait of a partially ice-covered lake in Breakheart Reservation. He is one of my favorite watercolorists!
Depictions of grasses have been a focus for several years. However, depicting them in watercolor has been a new challenge for me. This scene is of the pond at Field Farm–a wonderful mid-century modern guest house run by the Trustees of Reservation and situated on a high meadow in Williamstown. In the background, albeit not visible in the painting, is Mount Greylock.
Young Hemlock was created with watercolors and artist’s crayons in a quick studio session working from a cell phone photo. The vivid colors and quick slashing crayon markings express my admiration for the tree’s vitality and persistence.
This mossy bank at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Massachusetts is always a source of visual and tactile delight.