In my studio, I have a basket lined in this beautiful linen fabric holding my fall nature finds. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia where we are "leafless" from late November to mid April. So this basket provides much joy in our winter months.
Here is this year's painting of a fallen branch with several forms of lichen and a pin oak leaf. The cool tan and dark black were both made by mixing cobalt blue, permanent rose and lemon yellow. I am always amazed by the range of colors one can achieve when mixing the three primaries together. I no longer use burnt umber and raw umber. I added Quinacridone red to create the rolled edge.
Happy Painting, Linda
Linda C. Miller
Artist Naturalist Instructor