Monday, August 09, 2010
Late Fall Early Winter Landscape with Masa
8" x 10"
I am truly enjoying the textures created by masa paper and just had to play with techniques and styles this weekend using that crinkley wet paper. For those interested, here is a really good step-by-step (http://johoutz.com/gallery/masatechniquestep1.htm).
It remains terribly hot, humid and oppressive, and so I wanted to use a bit of cool colors in this late fall, early snow scene .... It's one of those 'tween seasons' kinds of images, done simply and kept light with bits of blues and purples to cool down the remaining siennas ...
Here despite the heat, the coming on of fall can be seen in the blossoming of goldenrod and the first ripening of purple muscadines, the earlier sunsets and later sunrises ....It seems the summer has flown -- if not the heat!
It's back to the routine of work and students returning to college .... buses will be on the roadways and the busyness of this season will begin ...
Have a great week!