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View across the lake from the damn.When the wind picks up the water you get that almost pure ultramarine blue reflection.
9x12 oil on canvas board.
Tags: Cahill, Ed, Georgia, Plein, air
Albums: Unicoi Lake Fall 2011
Location: Roberstown/Helen area North Georgia
Thank you Darrrell. Honestly it was the brushed on a bit half-hazardly. It's hard to get the idea of that chop. I love painting lakes and I think I do a good job with the reflections but I haven't worked out a good technique for the ripples yet—at least one that won't take you a week to do. I think the answer is in one stroke but perhaps it will take some experimenting with viscosity or perhaps different brushes. Of the four paintings I did that day this one ends up being the weakest, but it was better after I added the blue. Straight shots across a lake tend to be flat and a bit of a bore.
I don't mean to ramble on but I think we would all benefit from some help with technique and methods.
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