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MacKenzie River waterfall basin

Challenge 11 photo reference: Blue Water. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac) to save this file to your hard drive.

Use this reference photo for the month of November, 2010.

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One of the advantages of living in the Northwest of America is the prevalence of clear water.  This blue water can be seen at the bottom of a waterfall on the MacKenzie River in Oregon.

I call this color Caribbean blue or cerulean with a touch of pthalo. What do you call it?



  1. Jean Nelson, acrylic.

  2. Galaxy River, oil on 8x5 board by Byannick
    Galaxy river, oil on board 8×5″ – byannick

  3. Nan Johnson
    Fern Over Blue Water, Nan Johnson, Acrylic

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