June 15, 2015

A view of Union High

This little watercolor I began plein air and finished in the studio, keeping it as much a pure treatment as possible, with only minor dabs of white opaque in the end.

I quite like the way a small painting can present almost a window or portal into another place. That is the power of a small painting. Although painting as a rule is founded on good drawing, it could be said more so for smaller paintings and certainly in this medium.

I have taken these photos trying to avoid the glare from the glass, below is a sense of the detail. 


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