Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rose Hips - Thank You - Ernesto!

10" x 13" Watercolor
Arches140#CP

Doris and I fell in love with Ernesto's capture of rose hips - www.flickr.com/photos/vilageron/7849474076/in/photostream - and we both approached painting these beauties in our own way. I chose to 'splash and splatter' and liked the random looseness of the berries and the bits of white throughout. Doris chose a moe traditional method with beautiful results too www.flickr.com/photos/djr-aquarelle/7859138618/

Thank you Ernesto for the inspiration!!

We too are seeing more berries in our walks and travels as summer\s flowers turn into fall's fruit. We\ve been wonderful viburnum and elderberries and some grapes are beginning to ripen on the vines we've spotted.

Here and there too we are noticing more yelllow leaves in the trees, and in the neighbor's garden, the dogwood is almost entirely red.

Fall is fast approaching!

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so lovely Lin. And I love the impressionistic feel. Also the reddish color against the icy blue is perfection.

We are due for another 90's day; they come and go but only stay a day or two and then we get more moderate days so I am looking forward to more of those although we need rain.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Joan T said...

Lovely job on the berries and the leaves. You are getting a lot done there. Enjoy!!

Teri Casper said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

djr-aquarelle said...

splendid work mia cara!