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Started painting at 7 AM with student Min Zhong. When we arrived, the early morning fog was lying low in the valley. It burned off and dissipated very quickly. I painted as fast as I could to get the essential “look” of the scene, aiming for what a painter that I knew in Boston called “the Big Light Effect.” The rest of the session was spent refining forms and making small adjustments.
Two small studies painted in Monroe, standing on the Western edge of Tye Lake. Both were executed rapidly, on panel using a pochade box. The white of the panel was left for the clouds.
The finished painting.
Plein air study of the slough at the Park at Bothell Landing. This represents two sesssions.
This is the first day session for a larger painting of the Bothell Landing subject.