This is the Willamette again, but it could really be anywhere. I was struck by the way the reeds look like they are growing out of a sunset.
Like the Broken Dock I painted a couple days ago, I began this painting by masking everything except the water. After the mask on the reeds dried, I painting the sky’s refection on the still water wet into wet beginning with an overall wash of very diluted burnt sienna. When the shine left the paper, I added various mixes of quinacridone deep red rose and new gamgee (yellow). I used cobalt blue and burnt sienna to ad the darker clouds and phthalo blue for the water.
Once the sky had dried, I removed the mask and painted the reeds in new gamgee, colalt blue, phthalo blue and burnt sienna.
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