G is for Green!

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I’m celebrating the Sullivans and O’Briens in my heritage all this week here on createarteveryday.com!

I had fun painting the background for this picture with sap green, light olive and hooker’s green, then added a bit of leaf green Polychromos colored pencil and some Inktense green watercolor pencils, just to shake my tail feather a bit.  Experimenting with moving from the warm greens on the left to the cooler greens on the right was interesting.  I’m learning a lot about color in a non-pressure way with all of the fun abstract stuff I’ve been doing lately.

Monday is here, but so are the crocus!!  I’ve never been so glad to see them!   I hope to paint them soon….maybe even this week.   I hope all of my friends, Irish or not, have a terrific March Monday, and I’ll see you again tomorrow.

18 thoughts on “G is for Green!

  1. Happy March Monday! Anytime I’m wanting to explore a new medium or get out of painters block I turn to abstracts. It has a funny way of opening new routes. It seems like you are really enjoying it 🙂 great post!

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  2. How do you reproduce your art to post it here? I am addicted to colored pencil, and I love the way certain color blends, and contrasts, and scumbles can make the picture electric and full of neon magic… but I can never capture it on digital image in a satisfying way. My scanner adds and deletes colors. My camera can never catch the perfect combination of light and contrast. Do you use something else? Are you satisfied with the result?

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    1. I really am not happy with the way I’m doing it. I wish I could help you. I just take a picture on my iPhone, and normally the lighting isn’t great. I tried scanning and it was even worse, so I abandoned that idea right away. I try to take the photo in daylight and not in direct sunlight or in shade, but other than that, I can’t give you any other pointers. I wish I could!

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! I’d never heard it before either! I actually found it in a mail order catalog. Someone had put it on a shirt or a mug. I really liked it, and snatched it right up. 🙂


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