Athens Georgia, Canson XL series (140lb)paper, charcoal, color, Daily Painting, drawing, expressive, nature, Oconee River, Painting, plein air, process, Sketches, walk in the N.Georgia woods, watercolor
A walk along the Orange Trail by the Oconee River
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.
I 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.
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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.