Saturday, July 4, 2009

American Sketches

Skagway, Alaska
Watercolour and computer painting
©2005 Charlene Brown
Happy 4th of July to all of you in the States!
This painting was done following a cruise to Alaska in 2005. I started with a photo I’d taken of the main street of Skagway – that’s our ship, the Veendam, docked at the end of the street – on a day when the clouds completely obliterated the mountains. I lightened and filtered the image in Photoshop, printed it on an A4 sheet of Hahnemuhle Digital Fine Art inkjet watercolour paper, then put some colour back into the street scene and added the mountains with watercolour. I have added this painting, and some small sketches of Alaska and Hawaii to my website