An Abstract Painting Idea and An Indian Chief

February 11, 2016
Detail from watercolor painting, Southwest Church with River. KGT.

Detail from watercolor painting, Southwest Church with River. KGT.

Do you get ideas from seeing things you created beforehand, maybe ready for a new twist? I was thinking this might make a good abstract, really large perhaps?

We have a pointy mountain like this here called Haystack Mountain. People thought it was a dormant volcano, but that belief turned out to be a legend. The other legend is that Chief Niwot is buried there, which is more plausible, since his Arapahoe tribe loved and frequented the valley. (Our town has his name.)

Here’s the little watercolor sketch I cropped here and there from a more complicated original, looking for some new and simpler perspectives. Simplifying is one of my themes for this year.  Anyone like that idea? Somehow it might make for a tiny bit more of peace in corners of our lives.

Cheers!

-Karen

"Southwest Church by River", detail, watercolor, KGTaylor

“Southwest Church by River”, detail, watercolor, KGTaylor

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