April 22, 2008

(148) Secondary Triad: Orange/Violet and Green
This is also not a combination I would normally reach for, but I especially like the rich neutrals that these colors produced (wow, aren't they gorgeous little grays?) It occurred to me today that once these little studies are dry, I could put them in clear plastic sleeves and transfer them to a spiral bound notebook for reference. Now how cool would that be?

You just knew I would have to paint a tree (with my limited palette) on Earth Day, right?
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen...

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines"...Henry David Thoreau"
I'm off to keep my "appointment" with some of my favorite trees...Happy Earth Day, everyone!

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