Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This painting has taken some time to finish, but I think it was worth it. I'm quite in love with it.
Unfortunately, it is not eligible for the competition I had intended to enter it in. I was informed that "it is a painting competition, not a watercolor competition." Huh? Silly me, all this time I thought watercolor paints were  . . . paints! Who knew?
Enough about that.
This painting is 22x30 inches, painted on Arches watercolor paper
Click to enlarge.


Nick said...

Wow, that's so beautiful and very impressive Tracy. Just enough stuff in there to break up the pattern and of course that tree or branch really anchors it all.
A strange story about the show! I can't even imagine what they're talking about, but something fishy going on there. ????

Tracy said...

Thanks Nick;
I was worried about that little tree, but I think it worked out, too.
As for the show . . . yeah, strange - and more than a little condescending. Seems watercolor is still considered the lowly illegitimate brother of oil and acrylic, in their eyes. Go figure.

Joan T said...

What a beautiful piece!!! It's their loss!!

Tracy said...

Thanks Joan. That's what I thought!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Wow, you have so much patience. It paid off. A wonderful painting. I hope you submit it to a more enlightened society show.

Jeanette said...

Absolutely beautiful. Detail and colour are exquisite.

Doesn't the pretentiousness of some of these shows just make you crazy? Watercolour not paint...snort...their loss.

Nancy Goldman said...

This is amazing! So much detail and really nice color. Too bad about the show. I think you're right about watercolor being viewed as less than oil and acrylic. Hopefully that will change over time.

Candy said...

Tracy, this painting is gorgeous. It's ridiculous that those people don't consider watercolor to be painting. According to your more recent post, you're in a show, so hooray for you!