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Railay Bay on the Andoman Sea, Thailand. 8 1/2" x 11" Holbein Academic oil pastels on white ProArt sketchbook paper. Photo reference courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons by gemma.amor, reposted with attribution by Eye on WetCanvas.com for the Weekend Drawing Event that started March 13th. I've got all week to do any of these references I want, though the ones with Ai's personal family will be withdrawn at the end of the week.

I like how this came out. It's light, it's bright, it's pretty and it's better than a lot of the watercolor landscapes I've done -- especially the clouds and the muted, distant hills or island mountains, whatever you call them. They are so beautiful. I always loved those loaf shaped Asian islands and mountains with greenery growing all over the tops.

I might try this again in sumi-e, it would be fun and I have a table to spread out on for it now. That could be fascinating.

But it would mean getting up and getting out my sumi-e materials and I am on day three of my exhausted resting-up from the drafting table setup. I was supposed to do an ACEO on a "Dark Art" theme but I don't know if I'm up to it -- maybe I'll do it anyway even if it doesn't come out that great, just to participate in the ACEO YBA Call to Art.

It was much easier to work large and loose when even my hands are aching and my eyes are not focusing that great. Today is a bad one. It always catches up to me when I do things that are beyond my limits -- still, I'm very glad I did, the table is a lot more comfortable.
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