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Original watercolor by Tim Myrick
22"h X 30"w

Artist's Story

Still waters have always fascinated me. The gently rippling shallow water quiets my mind as I experience a unique underwater world. Daydreaming as I watch the minnows swim back and forth among the pebbles releases the tensions of the day, so that I return to the studio refreshed and energized.

In this painting, transparency was of utmost importance – both in the application of the watercolor in transparent layers - and in the final interpretation and depiction of the subject.

My intent was to invite the viewer to enter into an uncommon space that we marvel at, and to fall into the trance that I experience as I gaze into the world below the surface. The colors of the rocks and the dappled sunlight pull you into the shallow waters and invite you to follow the motion of the minnows as they move among the rocks.

NOTE: Shallows made it through a two-round jury process and has been selected for the 2023 Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize Exhibition. It will be on exhibit for the month of October 2023 at the Ashtabula Arts Center, Ashtabula, Ohio

Tim employs masterful techniques in transparent watercolor and dry-brush, to create paintings with unusual depth and detail. His subjects depict simple pleasures, respect for nature, and the ability to capture the unique warmth and character of people and their environments.


© copyright 2022. Tim Myrick / Myrick Creative, LLC. All rights reserved. Original watercolor by Tim Myrick

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