Saturday, July 4, 2009
Impressions of the Northwoods #1
This painting was done in Plein Air from the dock at my friends home on Morton Lake in the northwoods of Wisconsin. I used colored pencils and a medium waterbrush. This was a new experience for me and I decided that I need to purchase some good watercolor pencils because the cheapo's I have didn't really do the job...I was also working on smooth blank greeting cards with no "tooth" so I had two strikes against me. In spite of the problems, it was very enjoyable sitting there watching the turtles stick their heads up out of the water, the eagles soaring far above and the dragon flies gorging themselves on mosquitoes which meant I was very comfortable.