I struggled with this one for a number of reasons... First, I did not narrow in on the drawing right off the bat. My idea was to paint just the middle section, but ended up painting it too small and had to include the rest of the surrounding rocks. Then there was a perspective issue. This came from not having a clear idea in my head of what I wanted the picture to look like from the beginning.
It sure isn't easy sharing my failures with the world. Usually these little workhorses (and there have been hundreds!) will be tucked away in my studio far from sight. Whether or not the work was successful, depends on your perspective. There are experiences I had and lessons learned with this painting that I can take with me on my next piece. Being outside and staring at the golden rocks under the water and trying to translate that beauty through paint was a fun challenge. I enjoyed doing it. There is no doubt that this will not be the only attempt at painting this creek in my exciting new back yard!