Sunday, February 1, 2009
Secrets by the Reservoir
11 x13.5 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper
Yesterday I drove by the reservoir in the the late afternoon. With no time to paint I quickly took a photo and recorded my observations. At this point I know the reservoir intimately so I did not open the photo till the last 15 minutes of my work on this painting.
The studio can be so freeing because it's much easier (for me) to move the land masses and light to create a painting. Success? Not really, but I am full of ideas for what is next.
On another note, today I used the Diane Townsend Terrages on Uart paper. I still love them and their grittiness, but realize they are best for big works. I think I will check out her thin lines collection. I think they are the same substance.