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Colors and foliage in November 4

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 responses

  1. You are right..la nuit porte conseil?:)

    November 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

  2. Really love these drawings.

    November 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  3. They are so beautiful! I always LOVE your lines !

    November 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

  4. These are so beautiful. I love them.

    November 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  5. Pam

    Nothing can take away your lively line work in the first but, I agree, the 2nd is an oh, la, la!

    November 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

  6. 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

    November 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

  7. Wonderful, loose expressions of your love for the country!

    November 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

  8. I love your series of colours and foliage!! All of them!

    November 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

  9. Yes the second one is more powerful.

    November 15, 2011 at 8:15 am

  10. Hello, I love your sketch’s. Do you sell them? If so I would love to purchase!

    January 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

    • 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.

      January 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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