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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Field Studies in Watercolor

After I got home I did some final touches on these two field studies done on my horseback ride in the sierras in the last post.  These are 5 x 7 on an Arches block.  The block I bought from the shop was too big for the saddlebag and they offered to cut it in half for me.  They suggested I put miskit (rubber mask) on the cut side so the watercolor doesn't seep to the next page.  It was a great idea and it worked very well!


Euphoria said...

I like the reflections on the water and the softness of the colours you chose. I used to work with the rubber mask but I don´t use it anymore.
Great works for a great day!

ti-igra said...

Hello, Carolyn :-)!!!
I want to say, that I love your watercolours! They are always very soft and warm (I mean soul of the picture). I feel that I see these pine trees and warm clay coast with breakages, staing on another bank! And very good mood from your trip pass to mee. Thank you, Carolyn!!! :-)

Ida M. Glazier said...

gosh, these are nice. I had no idea that you got these accomplished on our ride. Really nice. I was looking also at the scene across the pond with those big pinkish rocks. I remember seeing all the reflections in the water of the rocks, and I got so lost just looking at that!! I can't wait to go again.