Reeds and Paths

Last Monday, I painted at Batiquitos Lagoon, north of San Diego. Later that day, I posted a small sketch of two birdwatchers along the path.

I also painted a larger piece focusing on the patterns in the reeds. But my original composition was awkward. Because I painted what was in front of me, I ended up with two-thirds of the painting being about the reeds and one-third about the path. The parts did not harmonize. Today I replaced most of the trail with water and reeds and like the painting much more.

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8 Responses to Reeds and Paths

  1. She says:

    Sarah this is simply yummy. I love the colors, the pathway just glows and the cliffs to the left of the path are magnificent. Nice work!!!

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  2. Alison Arthur says:

    I love this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful. Thks

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sonja says:

    Sarah, I just learned a lot from your composition decisions. Thank you for sharing.

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