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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

SUN BONNET ON COUNTRY CLOTHESLINE



More than anything else, I love to paint country clotheslines. What a shame we don't see these much anymore. Today's kids are really missing out --- not being able to play and hide among the clean sheets hanging on the old clothesline.
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