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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lorrie #84 - John Muir

John Muir - watercolor, 6 x 9 inches
A sepia toned sketch based on a black and white photo of the venerable nature explorer/writer, John Muir.


Terry said...

It's beautiful - I feel like I'm at Muir Woods. I like your colors and the expression on his face. Very real and beautiful!

Kristin said...

I like the continuation of sepia and another color. Gives it an old photo feeling. I'm curious about your Yosemite theme, is it the book you've been looking at or are you planning a trip, or something else...?

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Hey Kristin, I love the Sierra Nevada range for its natural history and human history, but know rather little about it, especially as a Californian. So I am taking steps to learn more, like visiting the mountains a couple times a year and reading various books. The Yosemite pictures I've put up here are based on photos from a couple of books I've come across at second-hand stores. I like to flip through these books and pick something to paint -- sometimes diligently over several days (the larger paintings) or more speedily in a siting or two (and the latter is happening lately as I realize I'm overdue on finishing the challenge!).

Claire M said...

This is super cool how you have painted it. I think the limited palette is a fantastic idea for this painting!

Kristin said...

Yes the sierra nevada is a magical place. I enjoy seeing your series, and how you paint from pictures to explore the human history aspect. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity.