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.

2 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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