Oakridge Reservoir #2
Watercolor on Fabriano Uno 140 lb hot press 100% cotton paper, 7 1/2″ x 11″, 2001. Intellectual property of Dawna Morton. All rights reserved. Do not copy.
One in a series of four paintings based on some photos I took early in the morning while camping with my family in Oakridge, Oregon, this realistic watercolor draws the eye beyond the upended tree roots protruding from the shore of Oakridge Reservoir toward the mountain ranges and pale blue morning sky in the distance. A lone twig sticks up from the water, while algae and tree stumps seem to float tranquilly and as the water deepens. Green and gold, the colors of the forest shimmer in the water as the cool blue Oregon mountains beckon as they glistening white shore in the distance.
This beautiful,small painting is artistically done on an acid free, smooth textured, 140 lb hot press 100% cotton paper made by Fabriano Uno. Many guests visiting my home have stared in amazement and asked, “is that a photograph?” because of how realistic it is.They are even more astounded when I tell them it’s a painting.
Although I painted this series specifically with the intention to sell the original paintings, my family loves them so much I have been forbidden to ever sell them 🙂 For those who are interested in owning a copy I have archival quality fine art prints available for purchase at Imagekind.com, posters at Zazzle.com and matted prints at Redbubble.com
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