In the woods I picked up 2 different ivy’s, some pine branches, mushrooms and cushions of yellow green moss. for the greens, my palette c0nsisted of pure olive green, prussian blue, cerulean, cadmium yellow and ochre. I added touches of burnt sienna and raw umber.
In the first sketch I did yesterday, I found the colour too uniform and without depth, too uninspiring.
pen and watercolor on Canson Montval watercolor paper CP, 29,7x42cm
…then I went back in this morning and darkened some values – in the mushrooms, the pine branches and I used a thicker .7 pen. I think it has now a bit more more…oomph?
11 thoughts on “Colors and foliage in November 4”
You are right..la nuit porte conseil?:)
Really love these drawings.
They are so beautiful! I always LOVE your lines !
These are so beautiful. I love them.
Nothing can take away your lively line work in the first but, I agree, the 2nd is an oh, la, la!
Just to buck the trend I prefer the first, it has a looser more spontanious feel, and I love the subleness of the colours…but thaats just me. Nice work keep it coming
Wonderful, loose expressions of your love for the country!
I love your series of colours and foliage!! All of them!
Yes the second one is more powerful.
Hello, I love your sketch’s. Do you sell them? If so I would love to purchase!
Thank you everybody!
Hi Miree..yes, my paintings ans sketches are for sale. If you want some info on a particular piece, you can email me at rvanwyk at free dot fr for info.