So the 'Great Marsh' is a place within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that I have not been able to pull myself away from. I have seen well over 50 bird species in and around the area without even working for it! I'm finding painting scenes with water slightly intimidating, as I've not had much experience with it. I am, however, stepping into the painting with joy and appreciation for the artist residency, the National Parks system and the wild landscape surrounding me.
When the artist residency here at the National Lakeshore started, 2 weeks seemed to stretch out before me.....now with only a few days left, I'm feeling it slip away! Trying to stay in the moment.
Here, I'm posting 2 photos of a little (4x6") study of the Great Marsh. Lots of opportunities for mixing greens! My plein air studies while I'm here have been in watercolor and ink, on a variety of papers. This little piece is on Strathmore drawing paper, which allows for the finer lines and details. That said, I focus on staying loose in my approach to a landscape and in my brushwork.