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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Marsh Island 8x10 pastel

'Marsh Island' 8x10 pastel
I had another opportunity to work with watercolor underpaintings today. This is a close up view of a marsh scene that I have painted many times. It was interesting to paint it from anothe point of view. I did this painting as a demo for a student and we discussed how to choose the area of interest for the painting. As we looked at the photo I wanted to focus on the trees and make the foreground water and marsh less important. My student saw it the other way with the foreground being more interesting. So I suggested the he try both versions. I think I will too!

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