Tuesday, January 23, 2018

#0639 "Splash of Fall"

From Tuesday October 7th, 2003.

Another wonderful day of painting at Watershed Farm on the very crest of the Oak Ridges Moraine. We had built a nature paradise on the 12th Concession of King Township and I was taking the time to record it.

This was sketched immediately after 0638 "Cirrus Horizon". The family pets stayed with me for the long-haul. They were best buddies but liked to tussle as well. The cat thought she might be a dog and the dog thought a lot like a cat.

By early afternoon, it was warm and dry and dusty. I focused on the colours and highlighted some of the oranges and red that were peaking from among the coniferous trees. The water colour was actually that "deep" depending on the sun and at times the red splashed across the surface reflection. The strokes are fairly bold and I fought the temptation to go back at it to try to make it better.

The canvas had been primed with a medium dark coat of raw sienna.
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