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River Scene February 13, 2008

Posted by Mitchell in Home.
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Here is tonight’s offering. 

Fall River

I was a little pressed for time tonight because I had to leave a little early.  Not too bad, although the instructor pointed out that I probably should have backed off the intensity on that one evergreen tree in the middle.  It really does look like that in the photo, but artistically speaking it throws the composition off. 

This is another experimental medium for me.  This was done on a 9 x 12 inch canvas sheet primed for use with watercolors.  It’s slicker than regular watercolor paper and not nearly as absorbant.  I guess it’s about midway between paper and the Yupo stuff.  This subject is maybe a little too light for the medium though – the canvas texture really shows through the light washes.  Rich, bold colors would work well I think. 

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Comments

1. pajama momma - February 14, 2008

FWIW. Hubby who’s sister is the water colorist I linked you earlier said you “got talent”.

2. Enas Yorl - February 14, 2008

Really? Wow! High praise indeed – she’s got serious talent.

3. Steamboat McGoo - February 15, 2008

I like the river scene – and see your objections to the (arguably) too-vivid tree. I also like the colors of the Yupo sunset but miss the “detail” of the river scene. The sunset scene is ‘too simple’ in some way.

Does that make sense? The river scene really doesn’t have more detail – it just seems to.

In short – I’m quite sure I don’t know what I’m saying. So there! But keep doing it, Enas!


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