Continued Work on Haltom’s Jewelers Sundance Square Watercolor

Haltom's Jewelers Sundance Square Fort Worth, Texas

This watercolor is not coming along as fast as I would have liked.  It’s been awhile since I worked on such a large scale (22 x 28″).  The studio is rather cramped, but I choose not to go out to my 100-degree garage studio.  There are many, many details to nail down on this one, particularly the clock.  Nevertheless, I’m enjoying the experience, watching this painting emerge gradually under my gaze.  I spent two hours on it last night (midnight till 2:00 a.m.) and now have invested about three more hours on it today.  But it’s getting “addictive” now, and I love that feeling!  Even when I have to straighten my back and walk away, I find myself turning suddenly, leaning back over it and doing something else.  Endless details!  But I love that in a watercolor.  I’m a sucker for detail.  And so this is going to give me plenty of outlet for that.

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2 Responses to “Continued Work on Haltom’s Jewelers Sundance Square Watercolor”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Intriguing start! I am trying to gear up to do more detailed paintings. My patience level is low right now so it is tough.


  2. davidtripp Says:

    Thank you. I certainly have to be in the mood to tend to details. I do enjoy it once I get going, though. It’s like drawing to me. And once I hit a certain point, the momentum kicks in and it’s hard to stop detailing. That’s the reason I have so much trouble knowing when a watercolor is actually finished.


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