This is a salvaged watercolor that became unworkable and scratched. I attached it to a substrate and I'm painting over it in acrylic. It will be 11 x 14.
Notice that I needed to make the watercolor paper bigger to allow for the pieces I cut off to make it a standard size.
Bobe was a good friend of mine that I first met when I was working the Help Desk at a hospital in Northern Michigan. She was always very encouraging. She lost her fight against cancer a couple years ago. She had something to do with a local fair and I took the reference photo there. The working title of this painting is "Bobe's Horses" even though they are not actually her horses.
Working title is "Snowy Fence". The reference photo is taken at a park about 20 miles from my house. I made a quick video of this process to show how I use layering to accomplish the illusion of depth.
This is a rather large painting at 36 x 24 It is designed to show a "wedge view". It is fairly difficult to lay water down horizontally and I'm accomplishing that with the ripples and reflections.
It's also important to remember that skies are not vertical backdrops. They are horizontal surfaces that parallel the earth.
This image uses more than 1 photo so I need to make the water reflect the sky.