Backwoods Militiaman: The Finished Painting

I can’t believe I only just got around to finishing this 2 years later. I don’t know why I waited so long. Although I fought against the paper a bit, I really enjoyed painting it. I used Canson watercolor paper from a block and I was wishing the entire time I had used Arches instead, ANY Arches. The Canson is a decent paper but doesn’t stand up as well to the heavy wet washes and the lifting I ended up doing. But its done now and I hope you enjoy it.

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Author: Steve Mitchell

Fine artist, illustrator, designer for over 30 years. But lately my mind's on watercolor.

4 thoughts on “Backwoods Militiaman: The Finished Painting”

  1. This is jaw-drop gorgeous. I have been watching your You Tube videos for months now, but I never found your blog until today. I’m reading from oldest posts to newest. I am absolutely enthralled with this piece. I so enjoy your God-given talent!

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