Chair Shadows II, 20″ x 26″, Watercolor on paper. White mat and light wood frame.
“From the Garden” series of watercolor paintings. I found this chair sitting on a patio at the Filoli Mansion in San Mateo County, CA. As you can tell, it was a bright sunny day, and the shadow the old metal chair cast was truly spectacular. I had to capture it in painting. The painting was originally the full seat of the chair with the shadow. My studio mate suggested I cut the paper so there was only half of the seat showing. By doing this, the shadow became the focal point, as was my intent!