Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Southern Exposure, Musselmans Lake
This is a view I won't get to see too often as it requires walking on the ice. I enjoy the change in perspective that the season gives me, and I chose this as my next image as it was something I wanted to hold and preserve in my mind. Also, I don't live 'on the lake' so I don't see the lakeshore facade up close as I can see it here. These people, the lucky ones, have the much coveted southern exposure, and even buried in snow in the depths of winter they are drenched in sunshine. I love the jumbled line of houses, sheds and retaining walls dancing up the hill. When I plotted this painting out in pencil, it reminded me of a musical score, all the little lines being the notes on the page, and I realized that was exactly why the scene appealed to me.
Image: 11 1/2" x 6" 140lb watercolour paper, watercolours. This one drove me nuts. I enjoyed painting the foreground snow & the background sky, being both wet washes. Thereafter, it was pure torture. I hate details, really hate them. After much picking at, and staring out the window, and blatant procrastination, it was finally declared complete. The dark shadow on the far right is from my scanner, as the paper is too big and a shadow was cast somehow.
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PS. As usual, click on image to see the detail & the writing. I'll leave any interpretations up to you the reader.