Saturday, June 05, 2010


Last week I announced in my watercolor class that I am planning to be the van Gogh of skies. Disregarding for a moment that I am not likely to be the van Gogh of anything, I do have to say that I paint some pretty interesting skies. It seems no matter what the lesson is, I manage to incorporate a sky. This painting was actually a lesson in painting grasses using many alternating layers of watercolor wash and masking fluid, and once I got going on that, I knew it was going to be one of my favorite scenes.... tumbly cloudy sky, sweeping expanse of landscape, and far-away trees. I love the colors, love the sky, and love the way it looks on my wall. I was so anxious to get it framed that I didn't even photograph the last version with the finishing touches, some dark brown and green grasses overlaying the lighter ones.

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