10/17/08

HEADING DOWN THE ROAD

We are headed down the road today with four grandkids to visit the children's museum, then after lunch, scourer a pumpkin patch for the best four pumpkins there. Our fall colors here are good this year, but not as spectacular as we've seen before. It's still beautiful.

For this painting, I employed a technique that Ohio artist, Don Getz, uses to perfection. On watercolor paper already covered with white gesso, I painted four medium valued colors over the whole page. Once that was dry, I lifted out the light values and added the darks. More than half the painting was a medium value, so those areas were done when I put that first paint on .... kind of sounds way easier than it was to do....

"BLAZING GLORY" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches covered with White Gesso, 30 x 20" COLLECTED

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Well your painting could be from here. we are having a great fall color this year. And that painting does not sound easy to me! I love it Sandy!

Ces said...

Absolutely beautiful, like everything you create.

RHCarpenter said...

Yep, sounds easy but isn't! You have to really be eagle-eyed with your values to make it work - which you did. Love this painting though and the happy memories it brings of fall days, pumpkins, hayrides, scarecrows, caramel apples....

Sandy said...

What a GORGEOUS painting. I love those colors.

Have fun today. We were just talking yesterday about taking one of the grandkids to the children's museum this weekend. Don't know if we will make it or not.