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This was a watercolor I did of a tree in early spring. The road was not so clear in the resource material so I built it up a little to give the composition more unity. A road that winds into a scene helps the eye find its way through the picture. It was a dark tree without any leaves but I was reluctant to use too dark of a color. It was difficult to do the background and leave openings for the branches, it is not easy to paint around all the branches. I painted the background in several light watery washes and let the color blend on the paper. The fore ground was done with small brushes and layered.
This little watercolor was done on 9x11 cold press 140 lb paper.