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Good afternoon. This is the first piece I have done this week. We have been in the Christmas mode the last few days. I am hoping everyone is enjoying the Christmas spirit this week and looking forward to the holidays. 

 This painting was the first I have done on a hardboard panel in a while. My 300# paper order won't be filled till after the first of the year. Got to love the Fabriano paper.

 "First Light-Swamp', came about watching some National Geographic programs. Though I would give it a shot.

This painting had to have 3 coats of Golden Ground, and then I used some gorilla glue and modeling paste to give it some texture. I have about 3 coats of Krylon Matte Finish and Varnish on it over each layer. I used mainly watercolors but there is some ink and graphite pencil. I scrub each layer with a brush to wash and inhance the colors in the painting. Overall I think it came out well. Hope everyone enjoys it.

 All for the week maybe. Lots going on so if I can get back to the studio I will. Take care and have a blessed week