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Spring further

I have continued working on the study from the previous post, “Spring Forest“. I have posted both versions of the painting below for comparison.

I deepened shadows, pulled out yellows and whites and created more of a focal point with dappled light filtering through the right side of the painting. I experimented with a new medium as well – gouache – which is a water-based paint like watercolor only opaque. So I can retrieve some lights that I’d lost in the process of working out this composition. I also added a lot more details in the foreground and in the tree tops. I think it’s made a very big difference to the success of this painting.

I plan to try it large scale next.

Spring Forest, study in watercolor and gouache on paper, by Chicago artist, Rochelle Weiner

Earlier version of same painting

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