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Morning shadows in my yard

myyardOne of the things I am really trying to learn is how to paint depth with light, intensity and shadow. My house faces to the west so in the morning, things are shady until the sun creeps in slowly. Here you can see deep shadows, with the sun kissing the tips of the rhubarb flowers. This is a 4″ x 5″ miniature. I think I am going to mail it to someone.

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  1. May 17th, 2014 at 09:05 | #1

    This painting is warm and inviting, Mimi. I like the softness of the color. Red can be so harsh and this is not.

  2. IntenseGuy
    May 15th, 2014 at 10:58 | #2

    You squeeze a lot of the “visceral” into such a small painting!

  3. May 14th, 2014 at 08:33 | #3

    Dear Mimi, I’ve been away from reading blogs for several weeks now. But I’m happy today to return to your blog and discover such a lovely watercolor. From my standpoint, you are growing by leaps and bounds in your art. Isn’t it exciting to try new things? I need to follow your lead and try new ways of writing. Take care. Be good to yourself. Peace.

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