My favorite part of this painting is that suggestion of a small pine tree towards the left of center. You just see its silhouette in the shaft of light, nothing else. I never would have thought of that, it's brilliant. The whole thing is beautiful.
I have not ever tried myself, although it seems reasonable enough to me. I only became aware of it because a professional artist on here was quite surprised that I used watercolour blocks rather then stretching my own paper.
In a way I am just perpetuating that thinking by looking at your work and thinking, she's so professional about her work she must stretch her own paper as well.
I am guessing you don't use the steam setting when ironing.
LOL that's a close one for sure. I have so many watercolour blocks it will be a long time before I do anything different. I also have quite a few large acrylics to work on as well. Good thing it's cold here now, more energy for painting I think.
By professional I meant the quality and consistency with which you work. You are correct about talent and experience, but you need to include confidence, and motivation as well.
Lucky you! Cold weather is perfect for painting. It's cold (and gray) here as well, but my studies are so time consuming that I can paint maximum 1,5 picture per two weeks. I'll have to make it up on Christmas.