Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ACEO Original Landscape Small Painting, River, Mountains, Evergreen Trees


River Landscape ACEO Painting
2.5 x 3.5" watercolor pencil on watercolor paper
Purchase at my Etsy shop

This small painting is a memory painting of the lower Rogue River in southern Oregon where the river drops through steep rocky canyons on the way to the Pacific Ocean. Rafters on tourist trips float down this far before the return trip by truck or car to the starting point miles up river.

The sun was shining so brightly the day I visited this location and the temperature was over 100 degrees. Yes, the water is always icy cold, but a number of rafters beached their raft and went for a swim.

This area has been used in several westerns by movie production companies because of the rock formations and evergreen shrubs and pine trees.

The brightness of the light was captured well by my using watercolor pencils on watercolor paper. The texture of the paper controlled how much pencil color plus water I could use for the painting.

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