Sometimes landscapes are what I do for months on end, and the subtle colors and greens can seduce me, making me interested in the tiniest shifts of color and light. I forget about the slap in the face that large blocks of red can give a person. So happy to get a slap again!
This still life is something that just came out of my head, the floppy roses were what I wanted to get right, not in detail, but in gesture. The black wasn't really intended, I think I was trying to make the mug (or whatever it was) dark blue, but the black insisted on staying. It actually started to look like a mug, and I put a reflective surface underneath to stabilize all of the shapes and give them some context and a place in a space.
This week in watercolor class we're going to be taking two approaches to painting a tree, wet-into-wet and wet-on-dry, both a real blast. If you want to inquire about classes in the Forsyth County Parks and Rec Department in Cumming, Georgia, you can call 770 781-2215. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day of noticing red!