I am inspired by water. This painting was from a picture I took on a cloudy day on Assateague Island. I love the look of water as it flows in and around the marsh grasses. The painting was finished but somehow it felt incomplete. This barrier island is where wild ponies live. I decide to add two to the painting while thinking that as the ocean levels rise these ponies will cease to exist. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Bill Kreitlow

Where the Wild Ponies Roam

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

15.25" h x 24.25" w 
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Bill Kreitlow
Ellicott City, Maryland

Getting to Know Bill

Bill Kreitlow is a longtime lover of watercolor. He began experimenting with the medium in high school, and has continued to explore its properties and test its limits. Bill uses translucent layers of paint to create the effects of light, water, and atmosphere. His images capture serene natural vistas at seemingly magical moments. Bill finds inspiration in glassy water and wispy clouds, and uses his own photographs taken on day trips and vacations as source material. Though the images are a great starting point, the final paintings are always subject to Bill’s own interpretive lens.