Pastel on UArt, 12x12
I have painted several views of this salt marsh at Tide View Preserve, but this painting was the result of my first opportunity to paint there when the tide was full. At low tide, the view of these two palms is completely different, and there is only a little trickle of water. I was impressed with the dramatic reflections, but I struggled with the composition and balance. I finally cropped the painting from 12x18 to 12x12 to eliminate the distractions.
I changed some of the values and added deeper shadows among the underbrush, darkened the water, and cropped the painting to 12x12. I am pleased with the result and the square format.