Autumn Berries

Rose hips The smell of the woods in the Autumn, picking berries, wandering along the paths enjoying all the colours.  Fall is a favourite time.  I want to try and capture the feeling with this next painting.

My sketch is of rose hips and leaves.  I want to try, again, some reverse painting.  I struggle with this particular method.

First thing to do is to add some resist, or mask, to the berries wResisthich I did very deliberately.  Then splattered some around to try and add sparkle bits.  Some of them were too large so once they dried I just rubbed them off, keeping those I wanted.

FrPicking Coloursom that point it was deciding what colours to use to help me create that look and feel of autumn.  I wanted to make a green by using blue and yellow.  The best was Ultramarine Blue and Gamboge.   The berries needed to be bright and yet rich looking so I chose Quinacridone Red mixed the Gamboge.   Then as a dark shadow there is Terra Rosa.  Now it is just putting water to paper.

The next two pictures are a progression of the painting.  Progression from “What have I done?” to “Well, maybe it’s not so bad after all.”

BackgroundTaking Shape

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  1. Amber Ludwig says:

    Omgosh its gorgeous!! You make it look so easy!!

  2. Lauryn R says:

    This painting is beautiful, I love it!! I love how you started with the background and painted over it all, it has such amazing depth to it. 🙂 Great job, thank you so much for sharing!

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