Wellfleet Last Dead Boat†

Text Box: Iíve said many times that I think about color while Iím doing almost every drawing. I guess Iíve also said that almost every time I color a drawing I decide I like the black and white version better. I think my only drawing that I prefer the color version of is the Hazeltree. Maybe the thing that makes the Hazeltree work for me is that the color wasnít added with the computer. I printed a copy on watercolor paper and colored it by hand. I donít know why but I can never bring myself to color the weathered wood the gray that it really is. I always end up with a kind of sandy tan. I think itís  interesting to notice from the photograph how much I brought the background forward. I think I like it better this way.

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