Muskoka River Ice Wash

Muskoka River Ice Wash, Hahnemuhle 150 dpi 2Hahnemuhle Watercolour Book, Daniel Smith watercolour

In trying to not copy this in detail from one of my Black and White photographs of the Muskoka River, I may have been too representational. In spring when the ice melts it is driven down  stream by the heavy break up pushing from the north. Here the engorged river had poured over its’ shoreline as large slabs of ice and rapidly moving water drove on.

NOTE: Just a word about my Hahnemuhle watercolour book… although I really like the paper I’m disappointed with the fitness of the binding. I am only 15 sketches in and the pages are separating from the binding. I don’t paint into the gutter of my book, keeping a good frame around my sketches, so it is not because of water.

My hope is that this is just a fluke – I bought a lemon. I’ll contact the company to let them know. In the meantime, here is a photo I took that illustrates the issue.