Unintended Consequences

Sunset's Glow, Mixed Media, 15.5 x 11.5, 2013
Sunset's Glow, Mixed Media, 15.5 x 11.5, 2013

Working in water-based media can often lead to "unintended consequences."  In this case, the result worked.  After completing the landscape, I worked and re-worked the sky, first adding big swaths of white, blue and pink clouds.  The effect was "blotchy" and "chalky."  About to give up, I gave it one last try: using a very wet cloth, I blended the colors, removing the top layers of paint.  The result: a luminous sunset in the Land of Enchantment.  

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