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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, July 25, 2009

. I painted this scene for a watercolor challenge on the Idrawandpaint website in late 2008. It is 1/2 sheet of Arches 140 lb. coldpressed w/c paper. The leaves on the ground were particularly challenging and I got a little carried away with the detail in those areas. I sprinkled salt into a wet wash of fall colors, and after it was dry, I developed the leaf shapes by negative painting around the textural shapes created by the salt. I was satisfied with the reflections in the water, though.

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