composition idea


A watercolor study combining my own photo references after studying Sorolla. Part of a class I am teaching, that hinges on an ocean theme: we are examining other paintings and gathering ideas from that process to influence how we create compositions and paintings from our own photo references. I am enjoying the process.  Looking at Sorolla influenced how I saw and chose my references and expanded my sense of possibility.

Now its time to go sledding!!!

remembered colors from the garden and all over

autumn color imagined

This is a sketch made indoors, after dark, as I tried to re-imagine the color relationships that I have been seeing and thinking about trying to paint the past week.  I started with the glowing, yellow balloon flower.  Even in the dark, I noticed when I went to take out the trash, it glows yellow and the oak tree orange/red/purple,  I remembered the sage (regular sage) as a cooler blue green.  and a bit of scarlet blueberry bush.