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Old 03-15-2001, 11:03 AM
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Well...you must be able to tell I'm chompin' on the bit for ice to break up, and waters to flow..!!! Furthermore, I messed up on the subject title, as this piece is of early fall..not spring. Oh well...

Here's a 12"x 16" further up the Pestigo River. I did paint plein air there quite a few times throughout the seasons lat year...and took reference photos, so some of this quickie is part photo, and part memory. Executed a couple nights ago, I painted quickly as though I had the same limited opportunity with the sun.

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I put this one up on my site at ArtistNation as are many others..but, I have a hard time figuring what to describe it. Since my brushwork is more spontaneous and loose, I have a hard time calling it "realistic" yet.. responding to color and light, I wonder if it might not be more accurate to think of it as "Impressionistic"... Wondering what you fine folks might think?
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I'd say Fauvist, with those "wild" colors
You do great water Larry.
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I'd say...umm...it's realistic, yet painterly with fresh, clear, juicy color.

That water looks especially fresh and cool. I can even hear the water trickling along and a crisp breeze in the air.

If these watercolor sketches are an indication of what is to come when you get outside--what a great painting season you're going to have.
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Old 03-15-2001, 03:34 PM
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Larry, this is great! I'd say "American Realist Landscape" - and you're making a fine influence on the tradition!
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Old 03-15-2001, 08:49 PM
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Thanks all...

Confession time....
These are sorta progressing along on their own in their own strange sorta way. I don't work these in a traditional watercolor sense. You won't find a spray bottle next to me. No paper being stretched. No concerns about perfect gradual washes. About the only thing I do is take time to mask out areas I will want to be stark clean white later, or an area of foilage that will be intense.

I doubt that I'll be doing any "how-to" editorials for Wetcanvas...as I'm sure I'd be considered a slob technician. Still, they are fun to do. A break from my other works.

If I have some goals here...it is to let Sargent's gutsy looseness, near abstract bold juicy color and brushwork influence me somehow.

I and others...to some degree, have certain expectations on my oils and acrylics. I feel like I have some liberty to let loose with the watercolors as I have nothing to prove nor a reputation to guard there. I'm sure some here can relate to that!

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How about, "Nature on Steroids"?
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It is very nice, I like the water,feels fresh.
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Hi!
I think your watercolour pictures are refreshing in there colours and loose way. It the way I would like to pinat insted I am ending up trying it to look like a photo, to many details etc. There are so many way to paint watercolurs and your is a brillant one. MAKE a lesson on landscape painting in your way. Please!


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Your painting is clean,fresh and masterly ,congratulations.
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Old 03-21-2001, 10:37 PM
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Perhaps next time I'm outdoors doing a watercolor, I'll bring the digital camera with and take images in steps, and put something together for artschool. Thanks again for the nice comments.

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Larry,
I like how you have done the water, looks real and flowing. I also like the colours used for the water and the trees.
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This one is totally eye catching. Thanks for sharing your watercolor journey with us!

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