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A walk along the Orange Trail by the Oconee River

Botanical Garden 21... Beaver Pond (under drawing) 10x10, charcoal

Botanical Garden 21… Beaver Pond (under drawing)
10×10, charcoal ©Richard Huston Art 2015

It was a very nice morning in late October when I went over to the State of Georgia Botanical Garden. I wanted to get some drawing done and I hadn’t been for a walk along the river for awhile so this was a great opportunity. I like to stretch my watercolor paper over a Cheap Joe’s Cradled Painting Panel, so I brought one of these with me when I started out to do some work around the Beaver Pond.  The drawing to the left was the result of this excursion.

IMGP1312I waited until I got back to the studio to add color to the drawing using some of my research photos I took that morning. I enjoy the combination of immersion in a place that draws on all the senses plus the distancing effect of experiences recalled. I believe it’s a very powerful combination. For me, it is always about the sense of place that I bring away with me.
You may purchase Botanical Garden 21 for $150.00 Here

Botanical Garden 21... Beaver Pond 10x10, mixed media (watercolor and charcoal) ©Richard Huston Art 2015

Botanical Garden 21… Beaver Pond
10×10, mixed media (watercolor and charcoal) ©Richard Huston Art 2015

There’s a new project in the works.
Details to follow.

Don’t worry I’ll still continue with the Botanicals, if for no other reason than I enjoy doing them so much.

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