Monday, July 4, 2011

"Off Trail" watercolor painting on paper 8 by 10inches of lodge in the woods

"Off Trail", Maria Reichert © 2011 8 by 10 inch watercolor on Arches paper
My Daily Paintworks Challenge for the week 

I have been trying to work on landscape painting which I find very challenging, so I was excited to try this.  Had fun with the colors, especially in the creek and in the brush.  Hope to try some more of these soon.  Love working on these challenges, gives me an idea for painting when I don't have one lined up, keeps the brushes wet!


  1. Such a charming little scene. Very easy to live with!

  2. I wish summer would slow down a little bit more. July came way too fast. I really should hook up with some painters challenges. I have a few commissions lined up, so I feel like I need to move forward on those first. My husband cut another piece of plexiglass for me. Now I have two, so I can juggle more paintings at the same time without taking up room on my drawing table. Gretchen
    P.S. Is it just me or am I the only one having issues with blogger. I sign in, but when I leave a comment on someone elses blog it asks me to sign in again.

  3. Beautiful calming scene. You're landscapes are pretty good! xx

  4. Gretchen, I agree summer is rolling by to fast! Having a hard time fitting everything in. I haven't had that problem with hard to figure those odd technical snafoos. They make me crazy!

    Thank you Pat, I really am working on the landscape work, glad you see some hope!

  5. Beautiful work. I find landscapes difficult, too, but it doesn't look to me like landscapes are a challenge for you, it looks like you are good at them! I hope you will do more of them.