Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Twisted and Tangled

This painting will be the lesson for my class at Riverside Art Center this coming Monday night.  It is loosely based on a photo of an abandoned house somewhere in rural Ohio.  I like the shapes of the trees -  very eerie and lifelike.  I always wonder what it would be like if the walls and spaces in the home could talk.  Was this a happy home?  Were there children playing in the yard?  So many questions!!!

The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Strathmore cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I used a limited palette in this - Indian Red, Sepia, Burnt Sienna  and Yellow Ochre.  Although it looks like blue in the sky, it is actually not - the camera picked up color that isn't really there. The lower sky is really a light wash of a mixture of yellow ochre and burnt sienna.


Susan said...

Wyeth is on my mind.

Barb Sailor said...

Yes - I can see the connection! I love Wyeth.