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Art Show: Reflections

Rush Creek Pool (plien aire sketch)

by Cathy (Kate) Johnson

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I found this boat in a Seattle harbor and the water stirred my eye. The wetness and motion, the blue sky reflecting in the water, and the boat lapping against the wavy surface settles an evocative calm upon one's emotions. Painted with pastel on a sanded surface, many layers of color make the levels of water seem deep. A soft touch with the pastel, known as "scumbling", was used on the shadows upon the boats' deck. The original source image was magnified to see all the seemingly complicated motion upon the watery surface so to capture it accurately enough on paper.

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