Quarry Trail Brillance

 

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On Lanaquarelle 140# 11 x 14 inches – reference photo provided by Lisa Leonti Nottingham

I started this painting several weeks ago and am now pretty satisfied with the results. I might try painting this again to see if I can tweak it some more. I am looking perhaps for a better depiction (or perfection).

I was given permission by a photographer who lives in Northern California who also hikes. I follow a group of ladies that hikes Northern California. Quarry Trail look here is located between Auburn and Cool, which is rich in gold rush history. My husband and I have taken many motorcycle rides through the area.

This is the second time that I have painted on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper and I am quite happy with it this time around. I wasn’t sure the first time because it felt different from anything that I have used yet, except for perhaps Fabriano. I plan on buying more because now I am in love with it! The texture has a scratchy feel and I like how it reacts to the brush. Paint lifts easily without a “oh no”! reaction.

colors used: Quin. Gold, Quin. Sienna, Quin. Red, Hana Yellow Light, Cobalt Blue, Lunar Blue

*A word about photos. The photos on my blog are mine, taken by me and copying them would be stealing from me. If you find a photo that you would like to copy or use, I request that you ask me for permission and I expect you to give me full credit for my own photo. Thank you so very much.

 

 

 

 

 

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