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  1. Ed Terpening
    June 4, 2006 @ 3:42 pm

    Marshes make a wonderful subject. They include so many fascinating elements, diverse colors on the ground, water, endless sky. I’ve done many myself, in fact one of my earliest teachers (Brigitte Curt) had us paint the same marsh, every week, for years! I understand know why she did it. She was training us to see beyond the obvious, to become some intimately familiar with a particular subject, that you notice more and more every day.

    Another artist doing incredible marsh work is Camille Przwodeck, who I study with occasionally. I just purchased myself one of her wetland series paintings: http://www.przewodek.com/paintings/wetlands.html

    Cheers,
    -Ed

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  2. Jeff Hayes
    June 4, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

    Hi Ed,

    I agree – they have many of the elements that make for great landscapes. I’m very pleased that where I am, I’m able to get to literally dozens of them within 45 minutes or so. Last year I did a lot of studio work, mostly small still lifes, but the plein air itch has come back; for the past month I’ve been getting out at least twice a week.

    I’ve actually seen a number of Camille’s paintings – very sensatively rendered work. I particularly like her high-key pieces.

    Best,
    Jeff

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