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Monday, April 25, 2011

Along the North River

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Stretched Canvas
This work was painted along the North River which flows into the lake where I live.
I have painted a larger version of this work, which I will post at a later time.
I sat on location at this site, and sketched and photographed it, and then returned to my studio to put together this work.

The picture is a pretty good representation of what I saw, although I did make an artistic change. Let's say, I improved upon nature.

A clump of trees grew out of the island in the river, but I intentionally darkened the background and changed the trees to birches. This brought the work to life.

I liked the lively flow of water, and the colour I worked into the foam. There is a saying in art that colour makes the whites whiter. It sounds strangely like an advertising slogan from a popular laundry detergent.

This work counts among the best of my waterfall paintings.