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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:
Paper: Indigo Artpapers Handmade Watercolor Paper
Size: 10” x 14”
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Dale L Popovich IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL, Elmhurst Art Museum, Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts an online art school, and Popovich Studio classes.