Fun with a Watercolor Landscape

My friend Leslie White plays with watercolor paints a lot.
Between her art and her students, she’s forever connecting beautiful dots.
This is one of her latest better-than-Kodack-clickers-ever-dreamed shots.

Leslie White

hills

I have been feeling like I have been painting rather tight, lately. The above image was taken from a really abstract photo reference I found on wet canvas. I cropped the image to create a panoramic scene. I like how the light fell on the distant hills and the moisture came up from the surface of the ground in steamy looking fog. The whole scene, in the photo, was darker and cooler throughout and I added my own choices of color to this. I wanted the ground to cool in the foreground and the hills and middle ground to be warmed by the light coming through the clouds.

I am working with a new paper called Huile or Arches Oil Paper and I am really liking that I can paint and lift on the surface of this paper. It allows for me to play with the water and my brush…

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6 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    November 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I’m always fascinated by painters who can with so few brushstrokes created such a dynamic image.

    • November 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      I’m not sure Leslie would consider it “so few brushtrokes” but–it is certainly a dynamic image, charles. 🙂

  2. lesliepaints said,

    November 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thankyou, Eva, for reblogging me!

  3. November 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    That is so beautiful 🙂

  4. November 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I like this looser style of painting from Leslie. I really admire her commitment as a teacher too!


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