One Day, watercolor, 10 x 14" (25 x 35 cm) I let my pigments flow freely in the initial stages of this painting, which helped convey the feeling of freedom and peace we experience while being in nature on a cool autumn day. The granulation of sodalite genuine created an impression of a distant waterfall. A wide range of values and the many areas of pure white of the paper fill the scene with atmosphere. The splatters, the use of a small brush to paint the grass, the drips of paint and the brilliance of cobalt teal blue, all bring interest to the foreground.
The Storm Has Passed, watercolor, 7 x 10" (17 x 25 cm) I am always drawn to stormy skies. The selection of calm, darker blues on my palette (indigo, sodalite genuine, Payne's gray) is perfect for painting those dramatic clouds. I used the balance of the lights and the darks, the lost and found edges, and the triadic color scheme of subdued primaries to guide my viewer's eye through the scene and to create a quiet but happy mood. The red rowboat, highlighted by a sun emerging after the storm, creates a perfect focal point and a sense of hope.
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