Saturday, August 25, 2007

Winter Casualties

This is in the Chugach mountains, down in the
valley. These trees didn't survive the harsh
winters there, and their stark carcasses were
etched against the distant mountains. I was
intrigued by the grey and white shapes made
by the trees, but in watercolor, it is very difficult
to paint something white. In most watercolor
paintings, you leave the paper white for any
white areas in the painting. Since watercolor
is transparent, there is no white watercolor
paint. (there is, but it is still transparent). So
I decided to use acrylic to paint the trees over
the top of the watercolor background. This is
the result. It was fun to do something different.

Winter Victims Original Watercolor/Acrylic
9 x 16 $200.00
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