Monday, September 16, 2013
Watercolor Weekend -Trumpet Flowers
5x7in watercolor on acid free paper
These trumpet flowers are all over the place
at the moment. I love the pods.
I attempted several interpretations of these flowers,
and I found I had to emphasize the cool against the
warm areas to come up with an image I liked.
I have always had difficulty with a red and green
color harmony and to make this one palatable to my
eyes, I had to nudge some lavenders and blues
Do any of you have a favorite way of
handling painting red and green that you feel
comfortable in passing on?
Labels: blog, color harmony red and green, floral still life, impressionism. fracturing technique, julie ford oliver daily painter, trumpet flowers, watercolor on acid free paper
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.