Another Mystic Memory

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Watercolor of a small outbuilding that I had photographed in August, near M.'s parents' home in Mystic, CT. A little overworked, unfortunately -- didn't make the sky quite blue enough at first, and then used too much dark cobalt in the second glazing. Think it would have worked better in something a bit closer to cerulean plus cobalt turquoise light. And of course I need to force myself to think "big value shapes" instead of picking over each tiny detail!

Outbuilding, Mystic, Connecticut

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  1. Wow! Suma, this one is fantastic! I actually quite like the sky tones. Wouldn't have called it overworked at all. Feels very balanced to the stronger greens of the tree line and the foreground. Strong sense of the serene atmosphere, as in all of your work...

  2. Gorgeous! And I liked your comment about "big value shapes" as I've been working on that too. P.S. Love the name of your blog!