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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Experiencing spring color through watercolor painting

The top painting is Kona, Hawaii color. The framed painting is Fredrick Heidel's, my instructor in 1962. The other paintings are about what I see from my window. Like my first assignment for oil painting, I feel wonderfully involved just looking outdoors and trying out the colors on my paper to see which colors please me.  As he taught, the colors are loosely on a grid. Frederich Heidel said, "Do not make academic exercises."  So I am in the process of seeing how the colors not only look but also work together in an expressive way. 

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