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This painting began with layers of textured papers to build a foundation of hills and valleys. I added warm, soft color contrasted with cool dark color to create the rocks in the water.
I wanted to capture the feeling of riding the breeze over the river in a row boat. I uses the long vertical format to emphasize the effect of the river’s current. The cool water and green grass and trees were always a summer’s delight.
I began with wet-into-wet color to tone the paper with the color of the prevailing light against the cliffs. These colors of crimson were allowed to shine through every detail of the painting.