Lantys Tarn showing Orange underpainting.
I've often struggled with Green landscapes, I've even gone as far as only painting Winter scenes or Months which have the letter R in them!! That's got you thinking. September to April.
When gorgeous Summer days come, you do want to walk amongst a meadow full of flowers or sit beside a tranquil lake underneath a tree full of Green foliage and let inspiration run wild.
My Greens were either too acid, too bright or maybe it was Fear of Green.
Lantys Tarn was tackled in a positive mindset and in the month of May with no R!!
Firstly I applied an Orange watercolour wash onto white Pastelmat and then let it dry.
Touches of warm Orange help to warm the painting, harmonise and stop the Green Fear.
I also was aware of Green tonal values.
I can now say ' Bring on Summer and those Green fields and lots of Happy outdoor painting.
Painted in Pastels.
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