Tuesday, 27 January 2015

DAY 27 - The East Side

Today I chose three elements that can be found on the east side of the Creston Valley.

The East Side
I decided to use color again to see if I could keep the composition limited to the three elements; the mountains, some orchards and the grain elevators. It turned out pretty subtle which the valley isn't. In the spring, the valley is blooming with flowering trees and in the summer it is vibrant with many shades of green.

"The East Side" is a 7 x 10 watercolor on Masa rice paper.

BTW - The elevators are not in use and may not last many more years: it is a shame that it is too expensive to preserve these signs of the past.

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  1. So lovely Val. A very relaxing scene. Love the strokes in your mountain. Well done!

    1. Thanks Sheila. The mountains on either side of the valley are very different which makes for a variety of painting possibilities. The whole place is pretty relaxing - a rush hour traffic consists of 6 or 7 cars at a light. We call our place Mellowood because just coming up the driveway through the forest will mellow your mood.