Hot Pool Watercolor Painting


Hot Pool, Watercolor on paper, 9×12″, 2015.

I am still doing a fairly decent job on my resolution on setting aside creative time for myself each week (this is getting easier and easier, the more sleep that I get each night).  This resolution is also helping to me to finish projects that were interrupted by big moves and babies.  I started this watercolor painting a while back, but did not manage to get very far on it.  Sometimes I find myself floundering on an artwork, and the only cure for me is to set it aside for an unspecified amount of time.  I pulled it out again this spring, and finally had the energy and vision to see it through.  It is based on a photo I took of a hot pool in an area of extensive burn damage from the 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park.  It was taken via a cell phone shot, and then an Instagram share, from our trip there in the summer of 2012.  I have had an ongoing idea to use Instagram images for the basis of paintings, and perhaps I can keep this up now, as this is my second endeavor of the likes.

This is a short and sweet post – more to come soon!


Published by Chelsea

Art teacher by day. Mother of 2 - day and night. Thrifter, crafter, artist, baker, chef, and DIYer in free time.

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