How many times can I paint the same picture.......well.....that depends. Sometimes on how many people want an original of a particular painting!
4 years ago, I painted the popular Black Bridge just outside of Hespeler. It sold immediately, and someone standing nearby said they'd like one too! So I painted it again.....and then someone else.....then someone wondered about a fall one....and a winter one......I think that I painted it 9 times that summer! I was telling a friend about it, and he said you need to get prints! So that's why...and when I started having some of my paintings photographed and printed in giclee prints by Pirak Studios in Kitchener. Jan does a great job and I appreciate his quick service!
Each one is a little different, although I used the same photo reference for each one.
I've done several of my interpretation of the Chantry Island lighthouse at Southampton. The trees are not correct to reality....but I wanted to have the horizon in the water showing on this small piece. This is a very popular subject for my 2 hr workshops.
Those are just a few of the 'multiple' originals that I've done. If someone asks me to repaint one of my previous paintings, I'm usually glad to do it! Because it will STILL be an original...and I know it will be slightly different than the first one.
I think that my watercolours generally fit in to a particular style.....probably even recognizable to those who know my work. I favour the more 'realistic' look, often with quite a lot of detail, especially in my buildings.
These past couple of weeks, I've finally been able to get painting some. I'm in the process of doing a lot of drawings.....that often takes a lot of time for the detailed pictures. If I have a bunch that I want to do, I like to have them ready to go....as I seem to have a habit of procrastinating the 'start' of a painting.....Just get the paint on the paper Debbie!!! But in the midst of the drawing, I've done a few that I've been chuckling at when I see them all together. They are all so different!
So maybe you don't think that they are that different.
But it doesn't matter if they are!
It's good to try different styles of painting. Gets you out of your comfort zone....and maybe it will even be fun...and you'll discover a 'new' you!