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The Creation of "Respite" - over the artist's shoulder...

The brief video below is an overview of the steps used to create my transparent watercolor painting, "Respite". It highlights damselflies resting on antique scythes... and was inspired by emerging spring life and the call of the garden.

Each major step depicted in the video takes many hours - sometimes days - to complete. Watercolor is an unforgiving medium. Unlike opaque paints, you can't easily paint over mistakes, so there's a fair amount of planning and patient execution. It's the artistic equivalent of "measure twice; cut once".

Thanks for your interest in my work. I hope you enjoy the video - and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or inquiries.

The Creation of "Respite"

The Creation of "Respite"

Tim Myrick in the garden
Artist's Story

This scene brought back memories of growing up on a farm, where I often saw rusty tools standing or lying around. There was something special about the way the sunlight made even the rusted metal glow against the wall. The combination of the natural beauty of sun and shadow and the obvious presence of man – the scythes, the rusted hasp and peeling boards - created an extraordinary visual statement. While the structure of the painting is about the scythes and how they appear against the rustic wood, I decided to place the damselflies in the setting. It is a natural place where damselflies can take a break – a respite in a safe and sunny space.   - Tim Myrick | 2024

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