River Royalty

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River Royalty – DETAIL – Watercolor by Woody Hansen
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Here’s a “two-fer!” Two images this time, one a detail (above) from the watercolor, “River Royalty,” and the other (below) of my three-value preliminary sketch.

I deviated from my usual 1.25″x 2.5″Post-It Note sketch, and instead used a 4″x 6″postcard size on 8.5 x 11-inch paper. The black linework was accomplished with a Sharpie pen; the mid values were put in with a Papermate Sharpwriter pencil.

As you can see from the date, I did the sketch in the fall of last year. The painting came about some time later, during one of my Free Friday mini-workshops as I recall. On the right margin of the sketch (edited out) I wrote a reminder, “Fall colors, leaves, etc.” So much for notations. If a painter can move mountains,he can change colors.River Royalty Value Sketch - Woody Hansen

River Royalty – 4″ x 6″ Value Sketch
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