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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Deep in the Cypress Swamp"
15" X 22"
I just finished this painting - finally - it seemed like it took forever. Some paintings are like that. This painting is from a photograph taken by Jim Pierce, an artist in the Watercolor Workshop. He has kindly allowed his fellow artists to use his photographs as source pictures. Thank you, Jim! It was taken in Florida. I randomly applied liquid mask first to retain the whites for the sunshine and then poured wet in wet background over the entire painting except for the heron. After removing the mask (which took forever) I completed the painting mostly using negative painting around the tree forms and foliage.

1 comment:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


This is just an outstanding painting! I recognize the photo you used from Jim's excellent photos and thought I would try something like this at some point. I have so many ideas and only so much time to execute them, so I put it off and now I am sorry I did! This is great.