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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"The Linear Frenchman" I painted this portrait yesterday in response to a challenge on Myrna Wacknov's Creativity Journey blog website. She provided the source photograph and the challenge was to create a painting in which the major element of art is line. We were also to limit our palette. I did the initial drawing with an ultramarine blue watercolor crayon and then went over the lines with a wet paint brush, spreading out the color and shading the features. Then I used red-orange, indigo and ultramarine watercolors to finish the composition with washes. This was a fun challenge - very enjoyable!

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