Sunday, June 9, 2013


Kultsjön Lake II, Sweden, 4x6 watercolor

In the International Artist magazine June/July 2013 issue, Karen Benco's article "Look for Design in Nature" offers the following advice: "Re-design nature. Change Mother Nature to create a better design for a painting. " That is good advice, in general. However, here by Kultsjön Lake, in Saxnäs, Sweden, very little or nothing could be changed to improve nature. Her other piece of advice, "cropping", answers my needs at the moment. I find it frustrating to paint one flat watercolor of ONE view, when all around me, I have 360 degrees of lakes, forests, and a little red house here and there. I will keep trying!

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