All my tree lovelies, together.
A collection of moody, Impressionist Watercolor Landscapes.
Some are ‘busy’ while others have been pared down to the bare bones.
Each, with their own tale to tell.
Fir trees, Poplar trees, maple trees, gum trees and … trees of unknown species.
They’re all here. They were all completely enchanting to paint.
Fire in the Sky is all about impact, power, drama.
Color and tonal contrast made it happen.
The 2 simple tree trunks only, were an exercise in prudence and restraint.
Less is more. How to transmit the sense of the tree, with as few brushstrokes as possible?
Memories…. can recreate a place and emotions so well, one could imagine themself transported back. To the place and time, as if by magic. Lovely.
This forest scene was painted on site, in my car. While I waited for my class to begin. Leaving early, has its perks.
Adding soft pastel highlights to a watercolor can transform the image into a bold piece that captures the eye straight away.
Winter’s Glow was a fun play with Amethyst & Sodalite on damp paper.
I dampened it all, but that area you see as White. That, I let remain completely dry.
This last painting, Reflections … has been a favorite of mine.
I love of course the cobalt teal blue, but it it the action of the watercolor that captures me. The flow of the colors, the reflections into the water worked out ‘just right’ on this one.
I was lucky.
The mere whisper of the tree trunk, was all it took to finish this.
It was truly a case of “Less, is More!”
As many of these are on offer for sale as prints, cards, etc. in my online shops….. thank you for not taking, copying and using my, work efforts.