Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 6, 2008 Verdant Gorge

about 11x14, pastel and watercolor on board
Green is the color that dominates the landscape at this time of year and the Washington
area is VERY green. Therefore it was a challenge to take on this view. As Richard says, orange is the secret to green and violet is its friend. Underneath the green is a burnt sienna wash and the pinkish violet rocks easily spoke to the violet part of the shadow green.
This is the view of the gorge from Chain Bridge. Thank you to all the cyclists that tolerated me in the walkway of the bridge this morning.

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