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Soft Spring Morning

I find painting spring softness challenging. So often it's the high contrast scenes with intense light and shadow which make the most dynamic watercolors. A gentler palette and high key values can look washed out. That said- the beautiful woods in the front of our house with all the spring ephemerals compelled me to do my best to capture it.

My inclusion of the Pileated Woodpecker is a documentation of my awareness of his increased activity in that bit of woods. Someday I'll look back at this painting and remember all these thoughts. I love that.


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