Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Limbering up for a June plein air workshop at Donner Lake in the high Sierra mountains of California
Watercolor of the Yuba River at Donner Lake Painted on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The task at hand was to not get trapped into painting a lot of fussy details with a small brush. I needed to get the impression of rock, foliage, and water across simply and to mind my dark and light values to highlight the white water rushing down the Yuba. I can do better, but this is a limbering up exercise, so I'm relatively happy with it. Tomorrow is another day!