Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sassy, Rich, Decadent Reds!

Watercolor and Ink
5.5 x 7.5 inches
From "An Imaginary Visit To Autumn"
Online Class
Are you out and about taking advantage of the glorious show that Mother Nature is putting on right now!?! Whenever I go to an area that is just brimming with over-saturated reds, golds and rusts, I do my level best to try and capture all those shades, hues and tints of color on my page.

There is no better time than Autumn to really play in all those glorious colors we have in our paintbox. What happens when we mix red and green, red and gold or red and teal? Do you know? If not, or if you're not sure, get out some scrap paper similar to what you sketch on and create some color charts:
Just a few color swatches to see what I could create
with the color combos on my palette
Play, have fun, explore...this is the perfect time of year for it! What you learn in Autumn will come in handy when you go to paint the reds of the holiday season, the buds of Spring, and the blooms of summer!

There is no such thing as too much knowledge when it comes to watercolors and the occasional refresher color chart will make you glad you decide to play a little!

So, what are you painting for Autumn? Please share!

4 comments:

  1. Those golden leaves are what have been drawing my eye lately. When we have approached a trail at the local park it appears to have been layered with golden leaves. Reminds me of Judy Garden singing follow the yellow-leaved road. Or was that the yellow brick road? Happy autumn.

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  2. no doubt about you Laure' - LOVING those luscious rich colurs; what an indulgence with the brush you have.

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  3. Yummy page - really puts me in the Fall mood. So far collecting lots of fall photos to paint from..... but still need to sit down and pull out the brush.... hopefully tomorrow. ;-)

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  4. Wonderful page, Laure! Colors are subtle here, but the weather has been glorious!

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