Monday, February 16, 2015

Island Park, Late October

Watercolor painting of Island park in williamsville ny
Island Park, Late October
Qor Watercolor on Arches Rough
2.5" x 3.5"
Chris Breier © 2015

The original painting is available

I took the picture for this painting on an unusually warm day in October. I spent the entire afternoon at my favorite parks taking reference photos for paintings. I merged many of the complex shapes into a dark purple mass instead of painting every detail of the trees and underbrush. This is especially important with small paintings because putting in all of the details would require a very tiny brush and a magnifying glass! My favorite part is the bank of trees on the left, there's a bit or orange beneath the purple and that gives them more depth.

You might be interested in my other Artist Trading Cards or my other watercolor paintings.

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