|"Down on the Cowpasture River," 5x8, casein on paper|
The first is a casein painting of that sycamore tree. I laid it out with light graphite. Across the river is a stony cliff that rises about thirty feet, topped by mature trees. The color of the water is actually mostly the reflection of those stony heights. Casein is useful because of it's rapid drying and marked opacity. You can see how well it covers lower layers by checking out the foliage to the upper left. This part of Virginia is in the oldest mountains of North America, worn down by millennia.
|"On the Cowpasture," 3.5x5.5, ink on paper|
|"Across the Pasture," watercolor and ink, 3.5x5.5|
|"Across the Pasture, in ink" 3.5x5.5|
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