Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thoughts of Spring


The days are perceptively longer as February rolls in, but winter winds still fill the air. It'll be a few more months before the rhodedendrons are in bloom again, but sketches from last year keep me reminded of them. From a sketch last May, using quinaridone gold and ultramarine mix for the green, and some pale washes of quinacridone red (as it's a strong staining pigment) for the blooms. I used a crochet hook dipped in the red to create the stamens. On Arches 140lb NOT paper.

2 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Suzanne. Such luminous colours. You have a wonderful delicate touch. Your paintings always seem to shine!

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  2. Unglaublich schön Deine Bilder;-)

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