La Vernia, TX
I doodle. I draw. I paint. It’s just what I must do in response to the turn of a petal, the beauty of a country sunset or the weathered wisdom of an old man’s face. The play of light and shadow is often the first thing that grabs my attention. Art and Life both involve handling the coexistence of light and darkness. My representational paintings reflect the subjects that intrigue me most: flowers, landscape, people. I have learned that unless I have some level of emotional interest in my subject, the resulting painting won’t be as good as it could be.
Most of my watercolors are painted from a combination of photos I’ve taken. As I sit down to paint, my brain happily disengages from the ‘real’ world and enters the world of color, composition, light and form. That is not to say it is a problem-free, dream-like state! In painting, as in life, there are often problems to solve. A successful painting is one in which I see that I have represented my subject in a way that highlights its beauty and disguises any of those problems I may have encountered. If by chance another soul also finds it pleasing to the eye, then I am happy.
11" x 14"
Original Not For Sale
Watercolourist, watercolor painting, flower blossoms,
illustrator, flowers, people, characters, landscapes
La Vernia, TX Artist, #ShelleyHenderson