This watercolor of the Kauai tunnel of trees will be 16x20" and will eventually be sent to a friend in Wales I have known since we were pen pals over 60 years ago!
My second Kauai tree tunnel watercolor is finished and was shipped to Texas this morning! Blue sky was added on this one.
I am planning to have this version of the tunnel of trees shipped by July 17 when I am scheduled to have cataract lens replacement. It is good to have a deadline! The end of the tunnel is further left in this painting compared to the first one. This puts the sky holes up top away from the center. This is a good variation.
I am pretty excited to paint another tree tunnel. This one is larger than my first painting a couple of years ago. I started with the first layer of vegetation at the sides of the road to make sure I get the perspective to the end of the road right. Then I lightly painted in the bottoms of tree trunks to see where shadows will fall across the road. Sun is coming in from the left (east on Kauai) so tree trunk shadows will be on the left with the shadow of the canopy of leaves at the top on the right. I have the photo darker so that you can see better.
The painting size has been reduced to 19x24" from the original 22x30". In the end, the background trees upper left looked out of place. I will put in more flower and leaf detail and move on.
I have ordered my 2020 fine art calendars and will be shipping them out from the end of June. It is a mixture of landscapes and florals. They will also be available at the craft fairs.
I am eliminating some leaves or changing their shapes as I move toward the bottom. Bright morning light will be coming from the right side. I will paint to the edges of the paper and then decide whether or not to crop the painting smaller.
I decided not to use masking fluid for the stamens and will paint around any areas that need to be saved using a very small brush.