This is a A3 watercolour painting done in the year 2008.
It is painted based on a painting in a book instead of the actual scenery. I think this is partly the reason why the colours are slightly superficial and looks too bright/cheery and colourful for a real life scenery. Also, this is my first time painting scenery and I was really nervous at first, painting and repainting each small bit of the picture. However, I learnt to let go and not paint every little detail, but instead adding on the layers and details as I paint, looking at the painting as a whole.
I think the fact that this painting looks nice cheers me up just like the bright colours. I feel that the painting looks nicer from far(ok most art do) as the brushstrokes are still not very well developed and are not even. I think it is a good try on account that it was one of my first tries and though it may not be very successful, I learnt a lot from it such as painting, positioning of subject matter etc.
As can be seen from the photo, this painting is framed and to be viewed from a distance as it is painted in a more impressionistic style and only from far, can the brain process and fully merge all the colours together. It does not look as nice near due to the colours not blended well and rather choppy brushstrokes.