5x8 pastel and watercolor on wallis
Back to the idea of what is essential?
I am so guilty of looking at a scene and being totally taken with its beauty that I paint with the abundance of colors I actually see. My goal is to reduce those colors down to the most important to allow the viewer to feel the sensation.
The canal had a light fog of a neutral violet and the light was golden. The color I chose had to stay in those two families. I made the sharpest contrast in the focal point. When you look at the photo you might not know it was the same place. hmmm.