Asseteague Watercolors

In June, I spent a week in Chincoteague, Virginia with daily visits to  Asseteague National Wildlife Refuge. Rather than my usual approach to travel watercolors, in which I attempt some precision and realism, I went for more impressionistic and gestural. I enjoyed doing these (other than being devoured by mosquitos) and felt that I had gained more confidence and control after taking the botanical illustration classes. I paid much more attention to the values (lights and darks) to suggest the forms and depth. I started with watercolor pencils and then added water to “melt” the pencil. Then I enhanced the images with watercolors.

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About Ann T. Rosenthal

eco/community artist, educator, writer
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