Thursday, December 20, 2007

(22) Hayfield Ridge

11 x 14” watercolor on 300 pound cold press paper - $125
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September 6, early morning. Sitting in the hayfield at the intersection of paths close to the sumac stand by the lake. This was the first painting using watercolor paper instead of drawing paper (a gift from Cindy). The paint absorbs and moves differently than on the drawing paper. At first I was timid with the changes, however, I quickly found that I was able to place more paint on the paper and therefore increase the contrast.

I was enchanted with the movement of the paths through the tall grass. The sound of the wind through the grass was constant and as amazing as the visual element of the field.

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