Sunday, April 26, 2015

Red Buds Spotted on the Hill

Red Buds On The Hill.  Watercolor.
Approximately 22 x 30 inches.
I live at the top of a hill.  If you weren't aware, the glaciers pretty much flattened most of Ohio, but stopped just shy of the southern part of the state.  As you travel south through Ohio on the expressways, it is flat, flat, flat, and then with no warning, it drops into hills.  

There are three main(ish) roads to get up our hill, and this painting is a juxtaposition of two. Traveling up one, I spotted blue clouds on a blue sky.  They didn't make the final cut, but you can see hints of them where the sky crosses from blue to white.  The other is the view at sunset with the redbuds in bloom.  The sun would be coming from behind, so I'm not sure I got the light right, but I still think the painting hangs together reasonably well.

The colors are from Daniel Smith, and are phthalo blue red scale, cobalt blue, manganese blue hue, quinacridone burnt orange, indian yellow, and quinacridone pink.  It's on Fabriano 300 lb rough watercolor paper.