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Friday, August 12, 2011

1 photo=3 versions

Newnan's Lake, just southeast of Gainesville, has a fascinating history.   A photo taken by Sarah Swanson caught my eye as she captured the reflections of the sky in the water.  Wanting to play I got her permission to work from the photo and came up with three versions of the scene.  Lots of artist-license employed.  One was done on neutral wallis sandpaper, the other two on a colored, smoother canson paper.   All three are 5 x 7 in size and done in pastel.

High horizon, lots of reflections:

Low horizon, lots of sky:

Last, a more mid-line horizon, no emphasis on either.

Hmmmm, the beauty of these photos is that I can now where I need to make a few additions, funny how that process makes it easier to see what is needed. 
Anyway, there is a link above to learn more about the lake.
thanks, Sarah!


  1. The low horizon lots of sky is my favorite, Cindy.

  2. What a great exercise with 3 very beautiful paintings to show for it. Great idea!

  3. I continue to learn from you!

  4. thanks ladies...your notes continue to motivate me!


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