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.