I sketched a large yard sale that was happening under a massive walnut tree, which turns out to be 131 years old. Then I wandered down the street and sketched Aurora Mills.
I was hampered by the fact that I had accidentally brought an old watercolor palette from which I had removed all the "good" colors, leaving only a few pigments: an overly saturated yellow, an under saturated (but nicely textured) blue, napthol red, and a burnt sienna. It took a lot of effort to get any blue onto the paper, and the slightest touch of yellow was shockingly intense, so these sketches were a bit of a struggle - I was glad to have that rust tone, at least! Anyway, art is defined by its limitations...
These sketches are viewable at a larger size in my flickr feed.
No complaints on your results...even though you did have a struggle with an off palette of colors. These are so nicely packed with the excitement of the day...it was a good place to be.ReplyDelete
The colors on that barn!!!! Lovely. I would never have guessed that you were only working with your non-favorite pigments.ReplyDelete
It's glorious Kalina!ReplyDelete
These are really wonderful, Kalina. I love the tree canopy in the top one and the expansiveness in the 2nd. Both have such a sense of place.ReplyDelete
Your sketches are fabulous! Beautiful work.ReplyDelete
I think your palette worked really well for you...or at least you worked well with it! As others have said, both have a great sense of place and expansiveness--well done!ReplyDelete