This was my demonstration painting I did at the Lincoln City Artists' Studio Association. The Sitka Center asks its residents to do some sort of community outreach. I contacted them and inquired about doing a demo with a casual class to follow. They were agreeable. As I`ve done many times elsewhere, I showed them a complicated mixed watermedia technique that allows for more versatility. Yupo was the 'paper' and I explained why one would go through so much trouble. Or why I do.
I`m working on a large oil painting of this boggy area close to the estuary. I did one of the same place in 2010. The depth, reflections, textures and sense of vitality come together beautifully in this tiny spot.