Friday, May 16, 2014
Herring River Retreat
This is a large watercolor painting (28X34) that evolved from many smaller attempts. I have sketched and done plein air paintings on this river at various times of the year. It is a quiet, peaceful and rather lonely stretch. I suppose if I were a neighbor, I might witness some activities going on. I tend to do my painting early and that maybe, is the answer for my description.
I like the eye path that the river makes to the focal point of houses. The greenery is lush and that means mixing a lot of different greens. I use pthalo-blue and combine it with my yellows, including raw sienna and burnt sienna. That gives me plenty of green variation.