| Drift Patterns |
Watercolor on archival paper, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.
| SOLD |
| I was fascinated by these elegant drift patterns along a raised roadway. It took awhile for me to figure out how the strange combination of black and white formed. Here's what I think happened: Large snowdrifts occured earlier in the winter. Later, when most of the snow had melted and the upper layers of plowed fields dried out, winds blew dark topsoil across the drifts, turning them black. Then later storms drifted more snow in, covering the dirt. Now, as warmer weather arrives, the topmost layer of snow is melting back, revealing the dark wet soil beneath. |
I think I deserve an "A" for my geology lesson.
This is beautiful! I often see the remnants of snow stuck in the grasslands out here and think it would make a beautiful painting, but have no idea how to capture it just right - you have!
Thanks for the nice comments, Michelle.
A+, Mr. Gray.
Allright--A+! Thanks, Silvina :)
I *love* the touches of blue shadow on the embankment.
Definitely 'A' material. :)
Hi Jason--thanks for the good grade!
I enjoy your blues and oranges, Don. You gave this a nice mood.
This is so rich for a watercolor, Don. It's really beautiful. I like the feeling of distance and space you captured, and the weight of the snow.
Sherry, I thank you for coming by and for the encouraging comment.
Thanks, Diana. It has been great reconnecting with watercolor. I used to use the media a lot but hadn't for years.
Even though this painting is a winter/spring color value, it contains so much vibrancy... especially for watercolor! I also like the viewpoint - feels like I am climbing a steep slope. I give you an A+ for your reasoning skills (critical thinking). I think that is exactly what happened. Really a super painting!
Beautiful composition and, as always, I love the fine detail.
I have to add a 13th comment Don! This is an outstanding water colour. I love how you keep the colours so rich and the values so definite.
Outstanding bold colours here Don.
Really like this one a lot. Nice choice to use the watercolor.
Joanne, great of you to take the time to write those thoughtful words--it is appreciated. Your new website is looking good.
Nice to hear from you, Suzanne, and thank you.
Thanks, Sheila. So glad you're back in the blogosphere!
Thank you Jeffrey, for your nice comment.
Hi Frank, thanks for the encouraging words. Enjoyed reading about your workshop.
Absolutely gorgeous, Don. A very appealing subject--I've been so anxious for spring to arrive, and all it brings, but this makes me feel a little elegiac about the snow--and the light is stunning. I can hardly believe this is a watercolor; there's so much texture and depth of color and tone, without any loss of freshness.
Laura, your words are so heartening. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
I love this composition. it's a beauty.
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