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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rocks and Ripples

This was painted for the Watercolor Workshop February project - "all paint from one photo."    The theme for this month is painting texture and the source photo for this painting certainly has a lot of texture.  I decided to do this in a traditional manner - drawing in the ripples and painting around the ripples, one submerged rock at a time - from the top down.  The final painting leaves a lot to be desired, but over-all I am happy with the results since I have never tried to paint water ripples before.

The painting is 7" x 5" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.

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