My Favourite Park Bench

Park Bench, watercolor on paper, 9" x 12"

This park is a 10-minute walk from my place. I often take my breakfast or lunch there, and sit on that bench that has a view on water every way you look.

I did the painting from this photo which I took earlier this year. I wanted to show how majestic those trees are by including the bench. (In case you can't find the bench, it's near the lower right corner.)

Even people from around here think I shot this in BC! I'm glad that as a photographer and aspiring painter I really "see" what I'm looking at.

I'm not entirely happy with the painting but it's my first independent project, not just an exercise devised by somebody else – and it shows that I can get over my fear of the blank paper if I set my mind to it.

And I have a computer full of photos to copy!

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