“Evening Visitors” 52-1/2” x 25-1/2” watercolor on Fabriano soft press paper
This painting started in my head two summers ago when I fell in love with the soybean fields on the Ulrich farm. Last summer was my first summer living and working out of my studio on the farm. So many evenings were spent alongside the fields with my sketchbook and paints... sometimes just watching and observing the colors and light.
Those sketches and studies were integral to the creation of this studio piece. For me, photographs just can't capture that which our eyes can see nor can they record an experince. But when I look at my sketches and quick color studies it takes me right back to that moment in time. I relied so much on my memory for this larger studio piece.
Below are some photos of the painting in the various stages...
And some closeup photos of the finished painting.
I grew up along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. My earliest memories are of drawing outside with my sketchbook and it evolved into plein air painting with watercolors. I love capturing scenes that inspire me - many I find along my everyday travels in and around Bucks County.