The Sentry water-colour painting of a lone raven is finally finished.
Or at least I think it is. I will likely stare at it for a few days scrutinizing it and then deciding. But hey, It must be close, I actually signed it.
This painting presented a number of challenges for me. Mainly naming it. You can read all about my journey with this here. And after all that research I decided upon The Sentry. And I still waffled between that and The Sentinel. They mean almost the same thing to guard, although Sentry is usually associated with guarding a passage or a gate.
The other major challenge for me is determining if it is really finished or not. When I was in high school art class Mr. Swedersky always coached me to stop working - just stop before you ruin it!
With this style of minimalistic background in order to feature the bird, it is difficult to decide when is enough enough?
The Sentry is a transparent water-colour painted on Arches 300lb paper and is a 1/2 sheet is available on my web site at www.helenshideler.com . Link to The Sentry