Last weekend brought some typical, late August weather. Humidity, thunderstorms, heat. Perfect conditions to not feel guilty about spending time in my studio during one of the last weekends of the summer. I decided to finally finish one of the paintings I started back in July during my painting a day project. This canoe illustration was still sitting on one of my Arches watercolor blocks and I needed to finish the third and final canoe before I could tear off the sheet and scan the painting.
The photographs above are of the original painting when it was still on the block. I don't have much natural light in my studio, so I went up to the third floor of the building to borrow the nice, big windows. The pictures below are of the open-edition, archival print, which is now available in my shop (you can find the print here). I'm happy to have this one done, but I might be even more happy to have my watercolor block back!