Friday, September 27, 2013

Swamp at the Tourne

I painted this last week in New Jersey. Yes, New Jersey! I’ve had my eye on this swamp for a few years now. It’s enormous. According to a woman who came hiking by, it used to be a woodland, and then beavers came along and dammed up the stream, eventually turning it into a wetland. I like it this way. So does the pileated woodpecker who was tearing chunks out of one of the dead trees.


  1. Great work here Jessica! Thank you for adding me to your blog list! This painting has a swamp feel to it for sure but the color sings! Try "warming" your white up with a tick of orange and see how it works with your sky colors....=]

    Happy painting!

  2. Thanks, Robin! I agree--never use straight white. I often "cut" it with a speck of something warm: yellow, orange, cad red, alizarin, or a combination. Love your work!