Swatches of green + plant life color impressions

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Color Impression: Hosta

Demos from this month’s Hands On Art at the RISD Museum for Third Thursday.  We painted in the Radeke Garden.  I will be there to make art in the galleries and garden in July and August as well, third Thursdays, 6-8PM.

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Color Impression: Fern
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Swatches of “Green”

yellow                yellow & green              yellow & blue            yellow & brown

green                    green & yellow             green & blue              green & brownrisd_6:15_blue:green_color_swatches.jpg

blue                           blue  & yellow           blue  & green              blue  & brown  

At the MFA

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After Caillebotte, Fruit Displayed on a Stand, about 1881

After Caillbotte at the MFA in Boston.  A study of figs and berries from his mesmerizing  Fruit Displayed on a Stand, about 1881-1882 .  I sketched them with pencil and added watercolor on the ride home and later at my kitchen table.

Chintz Samurai

Color added to an existing sketch.  Being in the museum Wednesday reminded me of a sketch from a few weeks ago of a piece by Comme des Garçons which is currently on display in the 20th century gallery at the RISD museum (just steps away from temporary exhibition of impressionist work that includes a Van Gogh Drawing -thrilling to see in person). I returned to the sketch to add color.

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Sketch it first
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Paint it weeks later

Museum sketching with color added later

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After William T Aldrich

These began as demo sketches in the RISD Museums Center for Prints Drawings and Photographs. We began with simple shapes, in the lobby we spent a few minutes adding color.  Last night at my kitchen table I lingered over them and let the colors develop.

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After John La Farge
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After Johan Barthold Jongkind