From a Country Road
With very few exceptions, I’ve been to the places that are reflected in my paintings. I’ve found that I need to physically see, feel and explore an idea before I can begin to think about painting it. And, while I may make a quick sketch of the idea at its location, usually, the actual painting is done in the comfort of my house using photos that I took as I examined the subject. It is during that time that I will probably modify the painting from the actual view that I originally saw. Perhaps I’ll add or deduct something. Or, I may rearrange various portions. And sometimes, I’ll decide that it is not a painting for me. That may not be the manner in which others paint, but it works for me.
“From a Country Road” developed in the manner I described with one major exception. While I was taking the photos with my digital camera, something in the electronics failed. As a result, the colors in the pictures were different from what I had seen. But as I looked at the new colors, I realized that those same colors made me want to do the painting.
This is the original painting of “From a Country Road”. It is a watercolor on 22” x 15” 140# cold press paper and is copyrighted by the artist, Gerry Grimes. He retains all rights regarding copies and/or reproductions regardless of the ownership of the original by others. No prints, reproductions or copies may be made of the original or other authorized copies without the explicit consent of the artist or his heirs.