Keeping the color for a few more brushstrokes.
I like it when color and light causes me to stop in my tracks for a moment. That’s when I usually know there’s a painting ready to be made. So it was a few weeks ago during a walk in the park. Brilliant fall trees and golden afternoon sunlight have potential to become cliched, but I added in classic Brownstone Brooklyn architecture, a textured wall and a tightly cropped composition. Now here’s something to have fun with, I thought.
As this grand fall has changed into a warm holiday season, the park has taken on a winter ashiness where the textures of the bare trees dominate the skyline in subtle greyed-down hues. It’s quite beautiful against a brilliant cobalt sky. I’ve picked out my next subject or two from this. Unless it snows…and then I am so there instead.
Happy New Year.
Watercolor and graphite
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 10″ x 10″
This painting has gone to a new home!