"Composition is the art of arranging in a decorative manner the various elements at the painter's disposal for the expression of his feelings." Henri Matisse

Pine Island Flight original watercolor painting of Canada Geese by Nita Leland

Pine Island Flight by Nita Leland

Marsh landscapes have been one of my favorite subjects for many years. There is a stillness and serenity that touches me deeply. This watercolor is typical of an Ohio marsh, but could be anywhere. A man once told me he had hunted at this spot in Wisconsin. I used liquid frisket to mask out the birds before flowing in the wet-in-wet sky, allowing greater freedom with the broad washes. A standard palette of red, yellow and blue makes a good nature palette for a scene such as this.

The standard palette is featured on pp. 62-63 of Exploring Color.

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