The inspiration for this painting came about one day in the winter when I was sick with a cold and I was looking at the way the light came across our wooden floor by the rocker. I set up my tripod and used my camera's timer to photograph myself and my cat in the sun. The reflection on the floor was beautiful and a challenge to paint. This painting has received several awards in the watercolor world. 

- Kathleen Giles

Waiting for Spring

Watercolor painting on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on front

30" h x 22" w 
0 lbs. 10 oz.



Kathleen Giles
Gasport, New York

Getting to Know Kathleen

Kathleen Giles is a self-taught watercolorist who captures figures employing a realist style that sets a high standard for a traditionally tricky medium. She has been painting professionally for over 20 years, and credits her mastery of watercolor to understanding the properties of the paints. Kathleen says she never uses black paint, and she applies underpaintings of yellow and pink for warmth. “I use a lot of yellow in my work because it adds a beautiful glow,” she says. The luminosity Kathleen creates brings each subject to life. When she’s not working on her own artworks, she also teaches workshops across the United States and co-hosts a weekly cable television show called “Watercolors with Jody and Kathy.”