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Caroline Henry Art Blog


by Caroline , November 29, 2012—12:00 AM

Topics: Drawing, Landscape, color, composition, ink, line, making art, materials, painting, plein air, sea scape, technique, watercolor

Deep distances layer themselves into coastal grasses, meandering estuary waters, stretches of sandbar, and an ocean that stretches into a misty horizon. Greens, blues, and a blush of pink are the dominant colors. Watercolor and ink were used to portray this coastal landscape. I sketched in the original colors of this work plein air at Point Reyes National Seashore, but completed it in studio.

I enjoy playing with a mix of watercolor and ink. The way I use it varies. Sometimes I created an ink drawing and add the watercolor later. Sometimes colors only suggest a scene, and forms develop in detail via the ink. In this particular painting, I created the watercolor painting, and only decided some time later that it would be enhanced by the ink treatment.



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