Thursday, October 11, 2012

2012 Koolau 1-3

I had so much fun working on the Little Mountain Book,  I began another watercolor book. This book is bigger then the small 5"x 3" book I did that group on. This new book is 8" x 5.5".

Starting on this new book I am struck with a few things: one how much longer these larger watercolors are taking me to complete and two how many more pages are in this book then the last one (43 as opposed to 26).

Mainly because of that second point I think these watercolors are going to take me the better part of the year . So I do not have that much of a problem calling this book 2012 Koolau.

I have also taken to writing one the back of them so I have things to write here. All three of these paintings were done at Kailua High School.

Above was done 10/03/12 at  9 AM

The next two are from 10/09/12. The Vog was really bad the day before, covering the mountains with a haze.  When I drove to work on the 9th it look like it had cleared a bit over the night. The landscape was really clear, no clouds or mist.

I took some time around lunch to do this watercolor. There was a slight hint of a Vog in the sky.

This is what the same mountains looked like a when I got to my car at 5. The vog was catching all the light of the afternoon. It completely obscured the ridges of the Koolau mountains. The haze shimmered in the afternoon giving the mountains a glow to them.   

"Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?
Can one really explain this? No."
 ~Pablo Picasso

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