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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cattails # 52

I love cattails at this time of year. The new are just turning brown and the old are fluffing out. I was quietly waiting for an otter at the edge of a small pond and realized I had time to try to capture the wonderful colors of the back-lit cattails. My otter never showed up so I was glad I used the time painting. For more about the otter and the cattails, please go to my blog (link at the left of this page).

I hope to find the time to paint a more finished piece from this field sketch. ,,,, summer is such a busy time!

Watercolor in my journal, i.e. on inadequate paper.


IrinaSztukowski said...

I love the fuzziness of this little kitten Elva. Great job on texture!

Teri C said...

I love the way you made the little fuzzes so believable.

Vickie said...

Beautiful, Elva. Bold neutrals and that wonderful light behind the cattail head.

Brinda said...

Really stunning Elva. I love the softness you have managed to capture!