Windy day on Lake Simcoe

September 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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It was a very windy day and the waves were active.  I tried to get the clouds as billowy as best I could but water colors  don’t handle subtle whites all that well.  It’s more of a subtractive medium where the lightest aspect of your composition is best left alone and you work around that.  But clouds have amazing subtle blues, purples and yellows and I find that oils or digital medium are better as you can add hues and values as well as feather and soften edges.  Water colors can only soften when the paper is wet but soon afterwards things harden up.  When you transfer, scan or photograph the original some the subtle strokes get lost and the image gets flattened.




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