Eaton Canyon Abstract

This was one of the other watercolor sketches that I did on our paint out day last Tuesday. (Compare with the other sketch – scroll down.) It was toward the end of the morning and I just grabbed a smaller piece of Fabriano to experiment on with more calligraphic brushwork. I had no expectations which was quite freeing, actually. The limited palette encouraged me to think more about shape and value and less about mixing a whole bunch of colors. Some was painted wet in wet, and some painted after it dried. I’m thinking that this might be a good warmup exercise for the next outing, but because the light continues to degrade as the morning goes on, I usually want to get busy on a bigger piece.

Comments

  1. Virginia Hanley
    September 22, 2006

    Lovely loose and free piece. You are an inspiration to me.

  2. Jean Mikulla
    September 23, 2006

    Very nice sense of place. I like the more abstract look. Jean

  3. Felicity
    September 23, 2006

    Lovely, quite a different feel to your usual (if there is such a thing!) paintings. BTW, I love the colours in your new header!

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