Friday, March 8, 2013

Moon-ish River

I took a picture of the moon rising over the 
Des Moines River this winter.

I played around with it in watercolor this week at art class.
Bill Teeple kept encouraging me to simplify.
This is always hard for me.
I'm a wordy/detail kinda gal.

I did various versions and struggled with my usual inability to take
the image dark enough without losing luminosity.

I like this one best although it has more color than I intended.

Bill thought that the backlighting from the iPad
 helped to enhance the glow.

A runny one.
Now if I can do one that is runny/watery and dark?
Next time.

Isn't this one great?
It is..... the PHOTO!
I really should try this in oil but love the challenge of watercolor.

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