Tuesday, November 11, 2014

practice: birches and evergreens

(4x6)
Just a little practicing ... I love the neutral color of the trunks: I started with a light wash of yellow, added a bit of a cool, transparent red; then a touch of cerulean, and mixed it together just a bit.


I've spent most of the year reading World War I histories--The War That Ended Peace and To End All Wars (still have Catastrophe 1914  and Sleepwalkers to read!)--a depressing thing to do; it makes you very sad for humankind. Today's a day for remembrance.

3 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

The evergreen is so fluid. Isn't it freeing to practice without having to worry about composition.

Celia Blanco said...

Beautiful washes and I love the touches of blue in the tree, so lovely!

Barbara Muir said...

You've given yourself a rough reading ride. It does make you sad for humankind. But then there's your work, which makes us happy -- surely part of the point of art -- lift us up again.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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