Saturday, 23 October 2010

Something Orange


Everyday matters - Something orange!
To go with the season I painted these lovely leaves.  Normally I only use watercolour as an underpainting for coloured pencils but I enjoy looking at other people's watercolour  paintings and wanted to try something in colourful in this medium.  Definately some room for improvement and more practice needed I think.  Then I just couldn't resist and had to put some coloured pencil on too and a few artistic splatters!



I can't decide which I like best

17 comments:

Lucia B. said...

What a beautiful work! I like the second one, with the unusual combination of violet, pink and orange, these beautiful colours give a warm, pleasant feeling. I share with you the same restlessness in trying new effects and new media, I think it's one of the things that make art so entertaining!

Vicki Holdwick said...

I think they are both spectacularly beautiful!

xoxo

Sandy in Michigan said...

They are both beautiful and can stand on their own merit. You've done a great job!

kazumiwannabe said...

They're both beautiful, but I prefer the second one, because the colors work so well together. I love autumn, for the colors and the fantastic light!

Sandra said...

Wow! Each drawing is super. More emphasis on the leaves vs a more complete composition. Tough call.

Anita said...

Both are gorgeous, but I like the second one the best. The background color just really pulls it all together and the leaves really do just pop on the colors you chose.

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Jen said...

I love both but I think the second slightly more! Love your faces they are great.

frayedattheedge said...

I like them both - the first for its simplicity, the second for the added depth of colour.

nanke's stuff said...

They're both just beautiful! nancy

freebird said...

Why resist when what you do works so well. What a pretty "orange" picture.

Alex said...

Fantastic coloring!

Tahirih said...

Ooohhh, nice! The orange is really striking. I like the second one, splatters and all. The violet is almost complementary and makes the leaves pop. Nice work:)

Anna Wolf said...

Lovely drawings! I like both of them, the first one is more "pure", and I am a great watercolour fan. But the second one is really interesting with the complementary colourscheme which adds a lot of expression... hmmm... Well, both great :D

Gillian said...

Gorgeous - so rich and vibrant. Love them both but the 2nd one is more punchy somehow. Lovely work, Cathy! x

Revelle said...

both gorgeous!

Sara Light Waller said...

I like them both! Very well done!
:-)

Katherine Thomas said...

These are so pretty! Every time I see your work I want to take a day off from my "day job" and draw and paint all day long! I like the second one, but I'm partial to anything with purple! Very pretty!

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