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This was the second version of day 13. I tried this variation in my studio and as you can see what happened when you overthink your subject matter. This was also painted upside-down. The second watercolor study is more involved with detail, too many trees in the background, and too many branches on the pine tree. I always tell my students that I do make mistakes, and I usually don’t show them, but I feel it’s crucial in this case. I became too ambitious with my subject matter, got carried away with detail, and lost the essence of my subject matter.
So my suggestion is to keep it simple. If you have a hard time doing this place your photograph 6 to 8 feet away from you and this will help diminish the detail, and you will see the larger value patterns easily.
Limited palette: 4-colors:
- Cobalt blue
- Olive green
- Burnt sienna
- Cadmium yellow medium
Paper: Indigo Artpapers Handmade Watercolor Paper
Size: 10” x 14”
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