We have been pining for the Adirondacks this week... the sweet pine scented cool air, the gentle views of water, birch and mountains...
This from memory, and from looking at the aspen in our yard. I like the tone of it, and the random size of trees. I don't fret paintings, so what appears is seen as a gift! I like how the shadows look, the blue could be water or mountains.
|I like the little mushrooms and growing weeds|
this one started the week's paintings...
|soft yet moody|
It started as another 5 min work, but I fell in love with it's softness, so added more and more details
Number two this week was the one above. I broke the rules adding in two trees, an even number. It's in a watercolor sketchbook, which I seldom use. I like the sense of a meadow, the gold and orange of the leaves, how the trunks seem old and wise from seeing so much of life
I watched a video on lettering by the woman below. On the video below she is discussing how to blend colors with tombow markers...
To do these letters I used tombow, then went over them just on the bottom with another color... cool effect
about my paintings. I am looking more at
blending now. Not just enjoying the color but seeing how it mixes and
how four colors become one that has depth. I try to see an object with
it's lines and shadows now not just see a tree but SEE the tree.
I thought I always really looked but now I am looking past the known, it's a tree, to what I see, lines of brown, green black and gold together forming something solid.
The colors here affect me though, the brown tones and duller colors make
me look at color differently. Turquoise (water) and pink (skies) were
my palette in Florida, deeper shades mixed with black for Maryland's
different sunlight, and now the washed out pastel earth tones of
Colorado seem normal.
I color in the calendar pages even if I don't like the tiny busy ones, I make some attempt, like doodling... this if from this week... not only blending, but decisions about what to color and what to leave uncolored...
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