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Right Here on This Spot
The Farmer Painting

Watercolor on Paper


Right here, on this spot,
where Grandpa drives a tractor
in his cabbage field,
Indians in ancient times,
lit a campfire
on a glacial beach.


This is the initial painting in the book, starting off the story.  It's an okay painting I guess, but I've always been a little disappointed in it, because I think the color comp (the small preliminary study) I did for it was so much better than the finish. 

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Color Comp

I like the atmosphere of it a lot better...it feels misty, like early morning, which is something I don't think the finish captures that as well.


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