Leaves, new color way

November 23, 2012

“Leaves 2″, ©Jill Rosoff 2012, 12″ h x 6” w

This experimenting I’ve been doing these days with leaves is fun.  As much as it is about the shapes of the leaves, negative space and wet-in-wet, it’s also about color combinations.  This one started as orange and blue leaves first, and I added the alizarin crimson and yellow ones as I developed it.  It’s become about the primaries plus one secondary.  Hmmm!  

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Primary Pear

July 8, 2011

“Primary Pear”, ©Jill Rosoff 2011, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″   $65.00

This painting started out with my just wanting to get the image of the pear down on paper, explore it’s shape, color and texture as best as I could using the unique qualities of watercolor.  Besides this pear was starting to spoil,  so I wanted to quickly start the painting of it before I ate it, or let it rot.  A multi-tasking fruit!

It turns out that this painting of the pear also became a study in primary colors.  And interestingly, the only place in the whole painting where those three colors interact is within the actual shape of the pear.  Intended?  not initially, but as the painting developed, that’s what came out.  You just never know!  

And the pear was delicious to boot.

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