Outdoors, fresh air.
Wandering through the woods. Its lovely out there! Inspiring.
I’ve combined two of my favorite things, painting and nature…. trees.
As I mentioned in my last post, zen strolls, I’ve been working.
Inspired by the trees, in color.
Two Basic color charts in watercolor.
Easy. And fun to do, well worth your time!
You only need 3 paints.
- cobalt blue pb28
- permanent rose pv19
- winsor lemon py175
Combining these 3 Paints, in various ratios & blends, create wonderful new colors to use.
I’ve only shown these two charts, but I’ve created over 200 mixes from the 3 paints.
The color mixes shown, are great for trees, bark, foliage, branches, and earth.
Zen Stroll – The inspiration.
From Inspiration, to studio and the processes.
The unifying line work created by the ink, brings the image together as well as helps to emphasize the texture of the bark in this quick demo piece.
In Art, its all about Contrast.
Showing one demo example of “rough” texture is good; but showing the opposite, is even better.
Below: the silky, fluid washes flow downwards as the pale golden colors stream towards earth.
Its appearance of smoothness, of silken soft bark, is in direct contrast to the “rough textured” image above.