Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bridge to Apache Lake work in progress (watercolor, 14x10)

bridge to apache junction start

This little bridge is one of many constructed many years ago when the Roosevelt Dam was built.  In April the Palo Verde trees were brilliant yellow against the muted greens and pale reds and pinks of the rock.  I have a few details to finish on the bridge and plants but I won’t be spending much more time on this painting.  So far I like the freshness and light and I want to keep that.  I may have made the yellow a bit dull on the trees and I’m debating whether to lift out a bit…  O, the mental machinations of the artist, it’s amazing I ever call anything FINISHED.  Ciao!


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