My 25th painting in the 33 painting-a-day series I am doing with Alaskan Artist Nikki Kinne, is a study inspired by a cool place on a hot summer day.
It is high summer in Wisconsin. Summer wouldn’t be summer without at least one canoe trip. I took a nice long day-trip with friends on the Wisconsin River this week ( a trip which will inspire many paintings to come.) This little watercolor was inspired by the back channels and byways that are sometimes connected through tributaries to the river. Some of the backwater marshes are spring fed slues that are filled with yellow or white water-lilies. Upon returning to my home in Madison I took advantage the sunken garden of our local botanical garden, Olbrich Gardens, to get another close-up look at water-lilies. I will be doing more watercolor paintings as we move trough the last third of our 33 paintings in 33 days Project.
You can see all the paintings in this project to date, and the paintings done by my collaborator, Nikki Kinne, on my blog here: http://klebesadel.wordpress.com/