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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Upstream or Downstream?



rushing river upstream or downstream palette knife oil painting by Mary Benke
Having fun with blues and lots of moving water! Using grayer tones for the trees in the background to represent atmospheric perspective was a challenge. A palette knife was used for some of the interesting rock shapes along the banks and in the water. I asked my husband (the fly fisherman who really knows rivers) if the view was upstream or downstream and he said it could be either, hence the title.