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Here is another vacation watercolor. This one is from Yellowstone National Park on the north side of the lake. We picnicked here on our last day in the park.
Like my previous painting of Fort Robinson, I simplified the image by masking heavily and then getting out the big brushes. I began by painting in the sky and the light blue of the lake. Then I masked the sky and all of the water except the dark ripples. I painted the trees and hills in used a one inch brush and moving diagonally in wet juicy strips of cobalt blue, raw sienna, and phthalo blue. I blotted the rocky edge in with burnt sienna. The lake ripples are cobalt and phthalo blue grayed down with burnt sienna. After the paint dried I picked out the grass and the highlights on the rocks with mask and added more paint to the rocks and foreground.