Friday, December 19, 2008

Watercolor Painting - Canoeing the Meramec

Watercolor Painting - Canoeing the Meramec

Watercolor on Arches 300-lb cold-press paper. Painting: 15" x 22" (38 x 56 cm), overall dimensions 21" x 27.25" (53 x 69 cm).

This is the finished commissioned painting for a friend of mine. He wanted a painting of he and his brother in a canoe. The intention was to create a river landscape in fall where the canoe would be a small feature only to be discovered by the viewer after looking at the painting for a while. Additionally, the ripples in the water in the extreme foreground are meant to convey the wake of a canoe that is perhaps following the canoe farther down the river.

Shown framed, there's a fairly strong glare in this photo, as I took it after the glass was installed. In person, the painting is very saturated with bright fall colors.

This painting is based on an earlier sketch which appears in the previous posting below.

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