This is my second version of a scene from Cameron Lake in Waterton Park. I really like the sense of light that emanates from the background. The vertical reflections in the water create a very serene mood. I used some of the more experimental watercolour techniques that I’ve been playing with lately. The painting really came to life when I added the very dark trees in the foreground. I didn’t use black but a very rich mixture of Quin Magenta and thalo turquoise. I also applied these darks with a palette knife. Most of the smaller branches were actually painted using an 8″ twig off the tree in our front yard. I dipped it in paint and then held it right at the end and let it twitch around and it creates a fairly lifelike branch.
Cameron Pond 2
watercolour 9″ X 12″