Thursday, June 3, 2010

Birch Point

My little scanner couldn't handle this size of this Arches 10x14 CP so there's a bit missing. This is a sketch of my favorite spot around the lake using the exercise 17 palette (French Ultramarine with a dash of Permanent Rose mixed with Winsor Lemon. I like this palette because I can get close to neutral grays. I have a few books on texture that I'd like to get through. Ideas and examples on water, stone, and bark, maybe this weekend.


  1. This one has a very "asian" feel to it; I particularly like the calligraphic-like ultramarine blue lines in the foreground rock against the contrasting softer wash effect of the middle rock.
    ~ gretchen

  2. Ya, I too was reminded of a Chinese painting--mountains and mist. Years back I give it a try with ink, brushes, and rice paper. Bamboo and orchids. I'd love to try it all again some day! :-)