Monday, February 08, 2010

Hudson River Marsh - Reference Materials & Color Block In

Starting a new painting is always exciting! I'm continuing my series of 20 landscapes focusing on the enduring strength of the land, focusing on large, simplified shapes and dark values.

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In this video I show you my reference photo and the quick watercolor sketch I did to flesh out the possibilities of the scene. The thing that really grabbed my attention in the photo was the way the waterways carved up the marsh in to large interesting shapes.

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1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

This is looking good, Jan! Can't wait to see it finished!