“This painting experiments with gouache, highlighting light and shadow on evening snow.”
This water color study was done to use the technique of lifting tree shapes out of a dark multi colored overlay. One goes on to lighten the brights with gouache and deepen and vary the darks with shades of purple, turquoise, and viridian.
While on a river cruise in Germany, I woke early one morning to see the amazing sunrise reflected in the boat’s wake. The grasses among the trees were bright with morning sun, while the shadows were deep along the water. This was such a peaceful and moody scene.