Original Watercolor Painting – Maine Trees
Original Watercolor Painting|Maine Trees
On a visit to Rockland, Maine I visited my dear friend, L Jaye Bell. L Jaye went with me to the Farnsworth Museum where we studied the original paintings of the Wyeth’s. The colors and light displayed in their paintings are breathtaking, no matter which medium was used. The Farnsworth Museum features paintings from all three generations of Wyeth’s, N C, Andrew and James.
Needless to say I came home from this trip ready to paint.
Maine Trees is the first of a series titled “Maine Trees” that were painted as a result of this visit.
My love for transparency shows in this painting and the use of trans-parent grays make this a happy painting.
Two different sets of complimentary colors are in this painting. As you know complementary colors are colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel.
The first set of complementary colors I see are blue and orange with the blue placed just under the orange leaves.
The second set of complimentary colors are the violet and yellow.
When one primary color and its compliment are mixed the colors become a secondary color and grayed. These grayed, semi-transparent colors have their place in a painting as does the primary, transparent colors.
The primary colors I probably used, even tho I didn’t make a note of them, are Aureolin Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Rose Madder Genuine. These are pigments I use often in my paintings.
The painting above is painted with this type information. Maine Trees was painted with a warm and cool palette on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. It is an 8 x10 and not matted or framed. Can be shipped in a mailing tube. For more information on this and other paintings go to http://ElleneBreedloveDavis.com/paintings
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