An Amish Watercolor

Since I am trying to stay away from my pastels for a little while, I have been sketching ideas for watercolors and colored pencil.  It has been hard to get back in the swing of things and coming up with great ideas, but this one popped up in my head. It’s an amish girl (of course) and I am trying to figure out what I want her to be doing in this picture.  Is she doing laundry?  Is she feeding the cows or the chickens? I really haven’t decided and that’s why she is still half drawn in pencil.

I don’t want this to be an overly done painting, just a couple of details and slight background with more focus on just the way her dress falls and the simple bun in her hair. A simple, little painting, but hopefully, beautiful regardless.  I will post the completed picture as soon as I finish it. Hope you like the way it looks so far!:)

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6 comments on “An Amish Watercolor

  1. I can see her standing under an apple tree, getting read to pick up a few!!!! Can you see it?

    Love your work!

  2. Brenda says:

    No I think she is counting her eggs with a couple of chickens around her feet

    • I love this! Everyone sees something different! I’ll need you all the next time I get stuck on an idea for sure! I think there is a hidden artist in everyone!

      • Carol says:

        MAYBE..But I can “see” a flock of hens around her feet, and 1 very colorful rooster! They are all there to eat the cracked wheat and oat,s that she is throwing out on the ground, for their breakfast!!

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