by Judith F Lochbrunner
mixed media on paper
7 x 5 inches
This is another mixed media work that utilized the underpainting created by Art Graf pigments (see Jan. 8 blog). You will also recognize the cabin; here it is turned using different paint colors and light conditions.
The colorful underpainting created the base for the fall colors in the woods behind the cabin. A little of this same underpainting color extended further down the piece of paper which gave me the idea to create a small reflection. The challenge was to create a brook to contain that reflection in the lower two-thirds of the work.
Several practice runs finally yielded a result that looked like it belonged with the cabin and woods. And I was reminded again that the beauty of this challenge is not to create "blue-ribbon" art. This challenge is to consistently spend extra time painting and experimenting to create your best art.
Thank you for keeping up with my progress.