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New landscapes. . .

My last post talked about layering, specifically about beginning with an underpainting.  Here you can see the end result of the two small painting supports I featured in that post having  the blueprint stated in an underpainting. 
 This small painting speaks to me in so many ways as I am familiar with and dearly love the marshy/water landscape.  Living many years in Florida, along with my countless visits to Charleston, SC., and having gone to school decades ago on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. . .well, the daily rhythm of time and tides, not to mention the distinct muck smell of the marsh are embedded in my spirit.  
There's a saying about being "at sea" which really means being "confused, perplexed, bewildered" - you get the idea. Although I love the intent of that expression because I love language, I admit that I find the sea, in all its deeply mysterious complexity, quite soothing. Have you ever wondered why we love to sit near the water, gaze upon it and s…

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