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Canoe Launch

2 monthes ago   |   By Diane Mannion

Canoe Launch, sketchbook watercolor, DMannion
Lavender
Day 15, halfway there!
This is the second sketch of the morning while at Lemon Bay Park. Should be titled, "Diane Discovers DS Lavender!" After overworking the palm tree and lifting pigment, found Daniel Smith's lavender watercolor works a lot like gouache and stays on top. Enjoying my self-induced 30-day painting challenge using watercolors. Have found it forces me to simplify and invent solutions, to paint not only what I see... but what I know. For example, the background didn't look like this, had to use atmospheric perspective...
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