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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 9, 2009

Secluded Cove

This painting was done in response to the October project for Watercolor Workshop - Rocks, Rivers and Lakes. It is 8" x 9" and is painted on Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper. Painting rocks, for me, is a hit or miss endeavor - sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I feel that rocks are very difficult to paint under the best circumstances. I actually created te front rock area by laying a pool of watercolor and then blowing on it through a straw to direct the flow to form the lines between the rocks. You get a very spontaneous effect through this technique. The downside is that you can't always control where the flow will go and end up.


Vicki Greene said...

Very nice and peaceful.

Krista Hasson said...

Very beautiful, great composition and great depth.

Barbra Joan said...

An absolutely wonderful painting. Your led right into the scene, then want to stay.