I look at these watercolor paintings now

and see so many ways to enhance and rework them, but I won’t because they are beautiful just the way they are in all their simplicity.  I just need to create new work……

wild larkspur doodle

wild larkspur doodle

This was just a doodle of some wildflowers up one of my very favorite places on Earth,  LaPlata Canyon north of Durango, Colorado on one of my mini-roadtrip outings,  alone/sans children, plein air try out….

didn’t work too well cause I was too self consious and too many people wanted to know what I was doing and to watch me (that made me uncomfortable)


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11 Responses to “I look at these watercolor paintings now”

  1. WildBlack Says:

    Hi, I love the colours in this one. Nice. leave them the way they are…Good old memories. 🙂
    I know, When there is too much activity around, its hard to concentrate (for me)!on painting or sketching. The link I sent you is to my drawings blog. The drawings are in different posts. use these links to have a look!

    Some of them are borrowed ideas..but with small tweaks from myside too. Others are real life studies..say portraits of friends…
    I havent drawn for a couple of years now… I have something in mind..When i get time I’ll start my work on it..


  2. Georgia Says:

    i am always more drawn to simpler water color paintings. this one is really beautiful. i kind of miss doing watercolors. i took a class several years ago. i was thinking of doing another. my husband and i just went to see his parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. i thought i would take one of my photos from the trip and do a water color of it for them as an anniversary gift. i’m a little rusty, though. i hope i can do it.


  3. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Reblogged this on new mexico mtn girl's weblog and commented:

    A brand new collector is asking me to paint a larkspur original painting for her and this is how she asked me “Please don’t hurry on the painting.
    I am not artistic in the least, however, I can cook … and my food is always better when I feel like cooking, have a desire for a certain food or I just want to relax.
    So, if or when you feel/see a beautiful royal colored larkspur dancing peacefully in the garden of your mind’s eye … I’ll be waiting.
    Thank you … You have such a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing.
    Isn’t that the most beautiful request ever?


  4. Sreejith Nair Says:

    Simple and elegant image 🙂


  5. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    I always thought of it as not done, but now I’m thinking it’s perfect just like it is. thank you so much for the lovely compliment Sreejith


  6. taosresident Says:

    oy oy oy….that is freaking beautiful. I love it!


  7. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thanks so much Jim.


  8. angelafanton Says:

    I love the tale of the request from Becky … now that’s a lady with a creative mind. Wonderful. Your watercolour is perfect.


  9. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thanks so much Angela, appreciate that


  10. Sheryl @ Flowery Prose Says:



  11. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    thank you so very much Sheryl


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