Posts Tagged ‘Ephraim Village Cottages’

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Ephraim Cottages

September 4, 2018

Ephraim Cottages – Watercolor on Arches 140# CP – 9″ x 12″

Another watercolor created for my workshop students. I started the painting with the shadows under the eaves of the cottage on the left. I continued through the middle buildings while working the trees in the background allowing the areas to bleed into each other. The juggling act continued through the cottage on the right and into the foreground. I allowed the initial wash to dry thoroughly  before I returned to add a few bolder passages.

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View from Cozy Brook North

August 17, 2016
View from Cozy Brook North - Oil on Canvas Panel - 11 x 14

View from Cozy Brook North – Oil on Canvas Panel – 11 x 14

As I ate breakfast, I decided on a spot to travel and paint. As I walked out of our cottage with my gear, I noticed the beautiful play of shadows and light across a neighboring cottage and changed my mind. Decided to paint this subject. Unfortunately I did not have shade and I did not have  my umbrella with me. Improvised by backing my car up to my easel, raised the hatch and threw a blanket over the window. Worked well. I painted while Clawed slept in the grass nearby and Helen enjoyed some quiet reading time.