How much fun can you have – just walking in the green woods?
or just splashing and mixing paints?
I had endless fun. Both during my short walk and after, while creating these pretty little foliage green mixes.
With only a few brief moments to play, I decided to go ahead and run with it anyway.
I just felt the need to get out the greens and mix!
I really don’t know how it is possible to become bored …. not with all nature’s treasures around us.
Nor with all these paints waiting to be mixed.
Colors splashing in a rush,
upon the paper
in greens, lilacs, blues and fresh citrus lemon.
Not everyone is as passionate about color and mixing as I am.
For many, there must be a product.
For me, This Is the product.
The process is the product.
My enjoyment and relaxation, is the purpose.
And so, to me, this is the end result.
I didn’t have a burning requirement to ‘do a picture and get it hung up for viewing’ as my goal.
As time goes on, I’m much more motivated to paint and create simply for my own amusement. My own relaxation and enjoyment…. than someone else’s smile and nod.
My objective was to become immersed in the colors.
Just as I was immersed in the greens of the forest.
The walking in the green woods……
There is so much to see out in these walks.
I never know if I might find a pond, or a bird. Or sunlight filtering magically through the trees.
It is always a little mini adventure with these Zen Strolls.
What I might discover this time.
About the Daniel Smith Watercolor Greens
Zoisite – a FAV! love this one. its a greyed off green, perfect for distant hills. this color creates great textures
Amazonite – lovely blue green with fabulous clarity and mixing abilities, great for water
Serpentine – an Australian found green pigment, green yellow and granulates a bit
Green Apatite – from bright yellow green to midtones, it is a wonderful mixer with zoisite green
Tigers Eye – a green/brown color with granulation properties that mixes with green apatite well
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise – a pale cool blue green that makes lovely seas and tropical scenes
Diopside Genuine – known as Russian Emerald, it is a rich and deep green. Sometimes in dilute washes hints of earth are seen settling into the paper.