Arbutus Over Water

The rich red browns of arbutus on the Gorge Inlet are a favorite subject to paint. I paddled my kayak right up under these trees, to see as much detail as I could. In the embankment, tunnels used by otters can be seen at low tide.

These paintings are acrylic on watercolour paper, with many transparent layers to build rich color. Later they are mounted on wood cradled panel and varnished twice.

A special challenge is to paint waves, or still water with reflections

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