I am continuing my expanded use of color into my plein air work. Remembering to incorporate vibrating colors, I picked this grassy path to paint. The contrast on the path caught my eye and I loved the vibration of the green with the rust colored earth. The strong morning light lit the grasses and the far hill was lost in the shadows.
With this painting, I also incorporate vibrant colors into my shadows. No white is used in the background area except for the sun on the tree trunks. The field of grass is a study in various greens with peach and rust accents showing through. To buy this little gem just click on the title.
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2 Responses to Paint with Color
It turned out really nice!!! How much tweaking did you do after you let it percolate at home???
Very little changes from the field. I added a blue green on the right side in the grass, made the front tree trunk thicker, added a little more rust in the shadow, and a few bright grass leaves for accent. If the colors harmonize the painting will neutralize as it drys.
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