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Elk River Mist

12 Nov


13″ x 19″

The coastal mist muted the colors of the fall trees and provided the day’s challenge to painting plein air. The moist air made the watercolor dry super slowly.  Finally the paint out ended abruptly when the mist turned to drizzly rain, which made fine splatters all over the painting. It was salvaged at home, working from photos and memories of that misty day.


Elk River Rapids

24 Nov


The Elk River caught the surrounding autumn light and colors, and provided wonderful variation in water movement.  The river was quite low, so I was able to sit right out on the river rocks and get close to the rapids for an interesting angle to the scene.   Once again, the Yupo paper allowed me to play with the paint until I was satisfied  with the river water in its many variations of color and flow.