by Anne Sands
Downtown Amesbury was created because I love my hometown and the town buildings have not really changed that much over the past eighty years.
I used an old vintage postcard for inspiration. My technique uses added water to my acrylic paints to give a translucent watercolor effect. I prefer using heavy 140 lb paper so that the finished product can be framed.
The planned blue sky was causing some issues with streakiness so I added clouds, which added dimension, so that was an unexpected happy accident.