Saturday, February 20, 2016

French Boathouse ~ Azay le Rideau ~ 2nd look

In the Loire Valley there is the lovely town of Azay le Rideau.  This watercolor painting depicts a typical boathouse in the village, nestled among ancient buildings with flowers blooming everywhere.  It really does look like something out of a storybook.

Sometimes you look at a piece with a fresh eye and recently that's what I did with this painting.  It was originally wider and I decided to crop it in and put more focus on the center of interest.  I thought the crop took out some unnecessary information on the left and brings your eye more directly to the boat.  It's now 9" wide by 8 5/8" high.  Original watercolor painted on 140# Arches paper.  Hope you enjoy this 2nd look!