Midway on the trees painting

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After a few days away, I was ready to continue work on the painting. I had done several layers of background colour and washes, and kind of hated it. Sometimes when I am working on a painting, I can get a little bit dramatic. Like bipolar. I despised the painting. But after starting to paint over the whole thing with white and then wiping it back off with a rag, it looked perfect.

I built a city on the far shore out of brightly coloured scraps of paper that I keep for the purpose. A collection of old papers from my great grandparents house, painted papers from art school, paper I found blowing around on the sidewalk when I lived in Vancouver.


Once this dries I’m going to work on the trees and distressing the water and sky a little bit.



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