In the Shadows
My initial interest in painting Shade & Shelter was the rhythm of the shadows defining the overlapping rows of Soybeans. But then, something else happened. As the paint set up, a beautiful pigment granulation developed on the dark side of the trees. Since the branches begged for more description, it took considerable effort to preserve the paint quality and connect the branches to the foliage. That effort created some amazing darks. The shadows change color as they connect across the field. I hope you get to see this 22” x 30” watercolor in person.
In a previous blog, I showed studies for this painting. They became even more helpful. To finish the piece, additional layers were painted into the studies testing what worked. A pattern of lifts dots and added colors were used to develop the trees edges.
Country Garden Watercolor Workshop
Three Wednesdays May 15, 22 & 29th | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fargo Country Club, Fargo ND
During my spring Country Garden Workshop one of my goals is to help you develop good paint quality. Getting this down will make your paintings look fresh and beautiful and raise your watercolors to a higher level.
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