In “The Rustling Reeds” though the loons take center stage in this painting, they are painted very simply. My interest was truly in the landscape. I fell in love with the upper left corner of the painting, and the orangey reeds. I played consciously with the patterns of dark and light in the reeds as they came closer. This made the reed on the right the tallest and the tops became ongoing mass of straggly grass. One night I dreamt that it wasn’t too late to vary the edges at the top of the front reeds. It was worth it, edges are powerful!
Image Size: 22″ x 30″
The Rustling Reed is not on the market at this time but inquiries are welcome! See this at my Masked Art Sale and pick out your own framing.
Category: Originals Tags: Animals, lake, loons, reeds, Sunset cruise, water, Watercolor, yellow green and blue