Friday, April 20, 2007



Pike #12 - Colombia, Fisherman's Cove

Done on Arches block (10 x 7). Ever since my first watercolor class, I've loved painting trees. There's just something about the variety of trunks and branches that makes trees appealing to me. I don't particularly like the straight branch that runs off on the right side, but that's how John Pike's exercise was and I'm trying to stick with his exercises as they are shown in the book. The sky is Fr UM and Alizarin Crimson, the tree is a combination of Fr UM and Burnt Sienna and Fr UM and Burnt Umber. The leaves are Fr UM and Cad Yellow Pale and also a teeny bit of Fr UM. The sea is Fr UM and Pthalo Green. Mixing is so fascinating and interesting to me, especially when the ratios are changed just a bit.

7 comments:

Lin said...

LOVELY LOVELY, Bren!! You are truly keeping up with your commitment to work thru the books on your shelves! I'm so proud of you and the way you continue to work thru difficult subjects! GOOD WORK, cara!

Teri C said...

Another wonderful one Brenda. And I have to say that in nature, you never know what weird thing you will find so this is a 'true' tree.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

This is really nice, I love the tree!

caseytoussaint said...

This one is so full of atmosphere - Ijust want to be there! Lovely work, Brenda.

Emma Pod said...

Hi Brenda, both this painting and the white church are very nice! It looks like you are getting great experience from your book exercises! Nice colors!

Africantapestry said...

Nice going here, Brenda...I know what you mean..me too, I love mixing and playing. I'm always fascinated by the magic that happens before my eyes!I also enjoy the figures in this painting...it gives it life and movement.
Ronell

Eva said...

Hi Brenda,
Thanks for your comments on my blog about Yupo.
I LOVE this Pike #12 - Colombia, Fisherman's Cove painting! It's so clean and fresh. Great job!
Eva