All of life is interconnected….

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My Life as an Artist (2)

This watercolour is all about the interconnectedness of life.

In the first frame, working on white watercolour paper and using a mix of burnt sienna, yellowochre, and sepia watercolour I indicate the strength of an olive tree trunk which I found in the courtyard at the school in Olhao, Portugal, where I gave a workshop in April.


Like so much in life, we tend to see a tree….and think only of the tree!     Whereas everything surrounding the tree is connected to it.

In this frame I add the dark shadow at the bottom of the painting.  This shadow mirrors the darkest shadows on the tree.

Note that using a mix of yellow ochre and burnt sienna, I have made the shadow lighter on either side of the tree….this is to separate the trunk from the dark shadow areas.


Observing the whole image, I now add…

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2 thoughts on “All of life is interconnected….

    Janetweightreed said:
    August 13, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Thank you so much for re blogging this:)

      cherriehub said:
      August 13, 2014 at 7:29 am

      No problem Janet, it was a great post 🙂

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