Tuesday, December 18, 2007

studies for Shackleton

These are two of the watercolor studies I did for Chaos and Oasis. There was at least one more but it got itself framed and went off to live in my brother's house.
Interesting to see where my mind was wandering on the way to where it ended up.
Also the different weight of the mediums. Watercolor is so light even when used for a story so fraught. Oil can go many ways but seldom has the peculiar sense of float that watercolor does, even when applied in washes. I've used both out of the studio and in, and love them equally. They are like friends from opposite cultures that can sit at the same table.

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