First Attempts

I was recently visiting my daughter in Oakland, California. We were going through some boxes of photos and other memorabilia. We found these three watercolours and it actually took me a a few minutes to realize that I had painted them when I first started doing watercolour. They have a Japanese flavour for sure. I am posting them to illustrate that the the point of art, for me, is to create images. We have to start somewhere and we can explore many avenues. Doing it is what is exciting. I did these over 50 years ago. When I rediscovered them I said to myself “these really aren’t too bad” and I was pleased to find them as I am not too good a keeping “stuff” around. Below them, I have included a more recent watercolour about which I feel quite satisfied as an image and story. Maybe I have made some progress. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Watercolour; Bangor Lumber Mill, NS; 58 x 38 cm;

Watercolour; Bangor Lumber Mill, NS; 58 x 38 cm;