Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall Flowers--Cosmos

Cosmos.  Watercolor and Crayon.
10 x 13 inches.
While I wait for the leaves to turn, I've been looking at the swaths of black-eyed susans and cosmos planted in my neighborhood.  Next year, I'm putting in some cosmos.  They're whimsical and bold. Love that contrast.

I was trying for an all over pattern, but think the painting ended up too structured in the placement of the flowers.  I would say this has a weak composition.

It's cobalt and indigo blue, cadmium red orange, permanent yellow deep for paint (all daniel smith). The crayon colors are light green, white, and golden yellow.  The crayon is really just random marks over the tops so that it looks like feathery leaves.  (maybe... looks like feathery leaves!)

My kids are back in school, so hopefully I'll be posting more consistently.