Pond in the Woods

Pond in the Woods – 7.5 x 7 inches – watercolor

As I come to the conclusion of this winter series, I felt an urge to return to my roots in watercolor and to see how my experience of the medium has changed. As I have done in the past, I did no preliminary drawing of this rather abstract design. It was painted entirely with a No. 36 Goliath Round brush. It was my intention not to get too detailed here but to use negative painting to suggest some of the natural forms and to allow the viewer to have their own interpretation. I chose to use a limited palette to reflect the subtle colors of winter – the only spot of warm is in a pile of rocks in the middle ground.


  1. hfm
    December 21, 2007

    Merry Christmas and the best for 2008.

  2. Claudia
    December 21, 2007

    Karen, this is wonderful! I like the colours and the whole feeling that is evoked by looking at it!

  3. Carolyn
    December 21, 2007

    I love the water in this one. You really get the wet feeling across without being too realistic.

  4. Michele Beaulieu
    December 22, 2007

    Karen, I love those loose watercolors. Just great.

  5. Wendee
    December 23, 2007

    All the winter scenes have been so wonderful. Merry Christmas, Karen! xox!

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