‘with the door open’ watercolor of my honey napping

yesterday, when my honey and I got back from our hike into the mountains, where there is live water, my sweetie laid down for a nap.  I couldn’t resist.

'With the door Open'

‘With the door Open’ watercolor on paper 3×5

It’s kinda cool taking pictures of your work because then you can really see where you need to correct things….like the door swung open.  It’s a glass door and with the limited colors, I realized too late that the glassy door would be the same colors of the walls,  too confusing I think.  Maybe I’ll do a bigger one and plan it out a bit more.  And to make the hanging beads stand out just a pinch more.  And also to make his arm look as tho it is on the bed not hanging over.   But over-all I am really pleased…..well maybe his leg-foot thingy is kinda whompus.

Why are we so over critical of our own art?  I would probably never see any of these things if someone else had created this.  Thanks for looking and any feedback is fine by me.

I used:

Winsor Newton – paynes grey, opera rose,

Daniel Smith – quin deep gold

Schmincke – chrome orche, and teal green

I feel very grateful and blessed with my life

peace n abundance,



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5 Responses to “‘with the door open’ watercolor of my honey napping”

  1. rose Says:

    It’s wonderful … and you “should” be really pleased!


  2. shoreacres Says:

    I really do like this. I saw his arm as being on the bed at first, but then when I read your comment about it, I saw it as being off the bed. Isn’t that funny?

    What I really like about it is the way you’ve shown such a “light” environment and such a “heavy” sleeper. There’s a real sense of solidity to your honey – and isn’t that just the way a good summer afternoon nap feels? Solid and light at the same time.


  3. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Oh Linda, how I love your descriptions, thank you so much. It is funny about the arm on and off the bed. when I was painting it, it looked fine, but once I took a photo of it and then it popped right out at me.
    Thanks for the visit


  4. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    thanks Rose. now I need to do another one


  5. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    my honey loves your comment too Linda.


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