ALONG THE UNCOMPAHGRE, 6/24/15
"When the stream of water is running, there is no regular rhythm but the stream is doing the
same thing all the time." Arthur Dove
A SPOT ALONG THE SAN MIGUEL RIVER, 6/17/15
EARLY SPRING, 4/14/15
CASCADE FALLS, OURAY, 6/30/15
The best way I know to paint moving water is not to paint, but to start by sitting and watching what the water is doing, for 15-30 minutes. What I mean by what it is doing is to see what shapes the water makes when it splashes OVER a rock as opposed to going AROUND a rock. Love Dove mentions, those shapes keep repeating as the water follow it's course.
You can see these original watercolors at the Oh Be Joyful Gallery in Telluride. www.ohbejoyfulgallery.com