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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Trees for Peace

"Trees and Twilight" is a watercolor monotype created for an exhibit focusing on peace and the environment. The beautiful colors of twilight along the Ohio river created the backdrop for trees at the river's edge. Trees benefit the environment during their leaf stage when they utilize carbon dioxide and give off oxygen and during their dormant stage when they safeguard the ground from erosion. They also provide striking shapes against soothing colors as this monotype shows.
This watercolor monotype was created with paint layered onto a plate and printed. After it dried, branches from an evergreen were pressed to the paper and enhanced with touches of the brush.

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