Monday, July 8, 2013

Sunshine and Storm Clouds


"Sunshine and Storm Clouds" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm 
 
Often the simplest subjects can make the most dramatic paintings. One day I noticed these trees, with their bright Spring foliage, against a background of dark storm clouds. The nearly complimentary colours of deep blue and warm yellow added to the drama.  I used only French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna for the whole painting.


4 comments:

  1. Good morning Keith!..."Simply" beautiful! That in anutshell is its essence and eloquence!

    Warm played against a plane of cool... just the smallest focus!Wonderful! A gem!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Hi Bruce, it was one of those rare occasions when Nature provided everything, and nothing needed to be changed or added or taken away.

      All the best,
      Keith

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  2. I haven't been here for a while, but this painting is really beautiful, Keith. Thank you for posting it.

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    1. Thank you Diane, I suppose it might have some of the qualities of the Outback.

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