Monday, September 20, 2010
Cascade Falls, Minnesota.........
I removed this old watercolor from it's frame today and thought I would share it with you. It was painted while sitting on the Lake Superior shore near Cascade Falls. It was 1989 and I was just a baby at painting in plein air with watercolor. I know that I took this back at a later date and worked on it in the studio. I love some of the parts but I was so tight and overworked everthing to make it more like an illustration. I don't paint watercolors like this anymore but I thought it would be fun to share it anyway.
I labored over these seagulls as I really like to have the wildlife included in a painting. My grasses and weeds seem pretty spontaneous and the sand textures are good. The rocks are certainly solid rock in the shapes that I created.