summer of color: orange
So, today in Summer of Color, the color of the week is orange. It's a bit early to start painting fall, but that's where my mind went, so .... I had to follow along right? This watercolor painting is an attempt at a new style or technique - first, not necessarily using all actual colors and also to paint more loosely (always an effort) and not so literal in forms. I was moderately successful.
I still find it difficult to show a stream/road looking like it's going round a bend instead of just running off a page. I think the left, shady side of the stream is a little more successful with the use of color - the right side just looks like random blobs. The water color is a little reflective of the shore colors but could probably be stronger. Is it too light - is that what I don't like? Then, my splash of orange. The trees in the distance are getting a jump on fall and I'm actually pleased with their loose shape and coloration. There's a little of the more subdued orange down at the bottom of the painting...should there be more?
Tell me how you think I might fix the weird end of my stream and if you think my stream should be darker....
Be sure to visit all the other Summer of Color artists - there's lots of cool stuff!
Posted by Terrie Purkey