Wednesday, August 31, 2011
These summer skies just thrill me! I love seeing the towering clouds as they build up during the afternoon, so often bringing a nice shower to cool things off. The shadows on the land are an extra bonus of contrast and color.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Another of the Gouache Corner photos that Hal Kirby posted, this one of the Great Bay. I cropped it, too, to take out the tall trees and focus on the rocks and shadows on the sandy, rocky shore. I enjoyed sorting out the jumble of colors and shapes on the steep bank behind the boulders, letting the paint suggest to me what was there.
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Monday, August 29, 2011
I've begun walking in the mornings and this pond on my accustomed route always catches my eye. It was 'sunrise' to me--probably not technically! But the glistening sun peeking over the top of Sandia was what made it so exciting. To me, the clean bright colors speak of the morning's beauty and freshness.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This was painted from a photo that Hal Kirby posted in the Gouache Corner forum on WetCanvas for us all to paint! It had a lovely gazebo in it, but I cropped down to the flowers and saved myself the headache of trying to paint straight lines in perspective. I love the bright yellow, green, orange contrasts in it.
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