I wanted to do another primitive country village watercolor and when I started researching building/city scenes, it sorta took on a life of its own. I sketch then draw on the watercolor paper. It’s a building process for me. I start with an idea and then keep adding. These small watercolors have so much in them I have to always consider how the darks and lights will flow, and is there enough contrast to see everything at a distance. You can tell by the sketches that I jump from different parts of the painting. I must have balance and since everything is small I must have something interesting in each area. I named this one: “Rocky the Rooster – King of the Hill.” Did you find him? I like the barn in the upper middle and the chickens and chicks in front in the hill. I painted them a little larger to make them important in the picture. I enjoyed this one, but it took about a week. Teaching and life gets in my way of creating some weeks. I love the mannequins in the mercantile windows. Smaller than a dime. What do you think?