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March 31, 2013 April 2, 2013

Filed under: Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 7:48 am
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I hate to be silent for several days but I have been out of town. My sister invited me to their cabin in Tennesse for my niece’s birthday. Their cabin is at the top of a bluff overlooking the Wolf River. Each morning I would rise early and sit looking out the window at the grays and browns of the surrounding forest. You begin to see the greens of the evergreens and the bleached ochres of the dry leaves. I – of course – had taken my crayons and paints with me. I did two little paintings of my impressions of the view off the deck.

Cabin View 1

Cabin View 1

I used the crayons and shrink wrap technique to start the painting. This gave me the background texture and the location of the trees. I then used crayons, paint and colored pencil to finish the paintings. I also used sepia ink markers on this one.

Cabin View 2

Cabin View 2

We had two days of rain and the atmosphere was very heavy and misty. These were done on FLUID – sorry! NOT LIQUID – paper. I finished both of my small blocks of watercolor paper while in Tennessee so I will definitely need to get more. This is great paper to use for experimentation.  Very cost effective!


15 Responses to “March 31, 2013”

  1. Harriett Says:

    I love that area and view #1 makes me homesick to see it again.

  2. hannekekoop Says:

    Linda, I love these quiet paintings with the misty light. There is something dreamily about them.

  3. These are so beautiful. You captured the mood.

  4. Jonathan Day Says:

    These are so fine. Serene and peaceful. A lot of atmospheric depth, done simply and effectively.

  5. lesliepaints Says:

    I like all the branches and the texture that are in these, Linda. I also like the mixed media aspect of your creations. ..and, wow!, you captured the look of rainy /misty.

  6. ruthsartwork Says:

    I love the textural quality of these.

  7. Jana Bouc Says:

    These are so lovely and your methods are really intriguing.

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