Saturday, October 22, 2011


12 x 36

I continue to paint the wetlands around Lake Tippecanoe even though I find these paintings to be challenging.  The photographs are dominated by greens, even the water appears greenish in midwestern lakes, so I try to push the colors.  I painted this at night and used artificial lights to brighten my workspace.  As this painting progressed, it appeared lighter than I wanted so I kept darkening the colors.  However, when the artificial lights were turned off, the painting looked more like dusk than midday.  Any suggestions for lighting a workspace?