Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Magical Hues

I've been paying close attention to the turning leaves and noting all of the color combinations that nature is using in this years' fall display! They are AWESOME! I really love the vine maple leaves, partly because they are native and partly because they tend to turn beautiful oranges and reds. I wanted to paint the leaves and combine them with another of my favorite subjects to paint, the chickadee. The mixed watermedia is watercolor combined with acrylic inks and gouache paint. I pressed leaves into the background and masked the whites of the bird with white gouache which I washed off when the background dried. Enjoy!
"Magical Hues" • Original mixed watermedia on Arches 140# cold press paper • 7" x 5" • Sold

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