Back to the top half of the painting: I have softened the roots of the nearest cypress and I like the way it looks, so I think I will do that to them all. A few slim tree trunks in the background make it look less abstract and their reflections in the water connects the background to the still water. My painting buddy says that I need more browns in the background and I think that I agree.
After almost 20 years of Industrial Engineering, I decided to try to align my life with my values and priorities. Now I am an artist, part time ranch worker and part time church staff (strategic planning). That leaves almost no time for housekeeping, which is fine with me and my dust allergy!
My art business is called Texas Hill Country Art, and I mostly paint Texas wildflowers, landscapes, animals and such. I often paint commissions of people's favorite vacation photos.
Watercolor and acrylic paintings are also available in a greeting card format. ACEOs (baseball card sized paintings) are sometimes studies for my big paintings and sometimes just silliness, like my Ballerinas in Trouble series.