Monday, March 8, 2010

WHITE SHEETS ON COUNTRY CLOTHESLINE


One in my series of country clothesline watercolors. I used my favorite blue, Schmincke Paynes Grey Bluish, for the sky and the sheets...very diluted of course. For trees and branches, I usually start off with a greyish-brown sepia wash. When that is dry, I put a burnt sienna wash. Then I follow with a dark burnt umber shadow pattern. Sometimes I will drop a green into the trunk, for variety.

3 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi RoseAnn,
I love this painting. I've been struggling with a similar one myself (some unusual clothes I saw hanging on a clothesline) and have done it in acrylic but it doesn't have the softness like your watercolor does. I think you've inspired me to do mine in watercolor, too. Thanks!

Lee said...

Simply wonderful!

Philip Bevilacqua said...

This is elegant. It is subtle and simple and really captures the essence of the thing.

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