Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15, 2008 Overlooking the Potomac River

5x7, pastel and watercolor on board, $100. plus tax and ship
Sometimes the impression of the scene is beautiful and I just go for it even though the whole thing is just so confusing. This was one of those. It was overcast with rain coming in soon. The icy green Potomac glowed through the layers and layers of spring pink trees. A strip of land (Virginia) was in the far distance and the towpath was down below the big hill. I simply put in color notes, not painting things at all. It was more like sculpting with color.
This trail was a brand new to me. I love exploring new land.... maybe I should have lived in the 1700s.

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