It is the Season
There hasn’t been yet a big change of colour in the trees here in Berlin. Many trees are still wearing green, only some have changed to yellow. Today, when I took the train from work I saw some red vine glowing in the sun.
However I saw that beautiful fall leaf on one of the pages of my wall calendars (I think it was the month of September), and I decided to take it as a reference photo. I used red, yellow and green and experimented with mixing. The ink was added as the last step, after having added the background.
In the meantime I’ve gone through the archives of the gouache corner over at WetCanvas, and I noticed that most of the artists seem to do the background first. I must admit that I am afraid of doing that. I’m not into backgrounds, so to speak. But on the other hand: for a long time I had been thinking that “I’m not into colour”, which to some extent now proves to be untrue. So one of my goals concerning art is to change that attitude…