Collecting Syrup

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Collecting Syrup
Watermedia on paper
16" x 12"

Last week when my friend Ann Marie gave me a photo for this painting i had just seen the John Singer Sargent's watermedia exhibit at the MFA. Inspired by his work i used several watermedia - watercolor, gouache, acrylic to create this painting.
Tapping maple trees, collecting the sap, and making maple syrup (one of the many uses of maple sap) is a very New England tradition and that is the reason for painting this subject.
Here is a link to the process-
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