Backwater Afternoon

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Backwater Afternoon
Backwater Afternoon

Last weekend I spent most of my tim

1 Hour #5
1 Hour #5

e Saturday and Sunday painting over at the shoals on  the Chattahoochee again. This is a quite and interesting place, even with very little in the way of color right now. In a month it aught to be spectacular. The snags have been snagging me. A few small islands on the east side of the river are close in and the water flows through the narrows at a pretty good pace catching old trees and whatever at the points. I’m setting up on the northeast side to take advantage of

1 Hour #6
1 Hour #6

the sun as it passes over and eventually back-lights the water with pretty spectacular results. Saturday I did a few one hour poses and then worked on a longer view of of them that features a big orange log caught at the mouth of the backwater. Sunday I went back and did another another across the river view and finished up the backwater painting. It’s very green but this photo is a bit saturated , so not as much as looks here. I think that’s about it for this

Cochran Shoals
Cochran Shoals

spot till we get some spring growth and then I’ll be back.

I occasionally do a still life and I grabbed the my wife’s valentine flowers for this one I call, Still Fresh. Just about and hour and I fused over it but in the end it came out interesting, especially for the color and perhaps the placement. I used the background of my studio floor and rug, abstracting it a bit at first just to organize it but as I went along I saw how it worked better 2D than 3D.  I should do more like this in a controlled environment.

Still Fresh
Still Fresh

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