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Night Scapes are a specialty of mine. This moon was amazingly bright and created both color and the dark so well; had to paint it. Shine On beautiful moon.
In Mexico I was fascinated by the strong rock walls with no mortar to hold them together, a hand-craft which is fast becoming a lost art. I also became interested in the way light of the warm earth colors bounced up into the shadows.
As a native of East Texas, I knew many good fishing holes. The ponds, lakes or rivers were always surrounded with trees. This is no particular spot, but a chance to paint our precious trees which provide our oxygen. And our craft awaits our boarding. Let’s go fishing!
Inspired by the rough character of the subject, the watercolor paper was textured with small pieces of various rice papers which made it appear to have a low relief sculptural surface. For contrast the space behind the cactus was left without the texture. All materials used are archival.