welcome everyone to this blog post. We are going tohave lots of fun painting this beautiful painting. Fall is upon us, and we can’t help ourselves but to feel and paint the colors around us. Where I lived, the foliage on the mountains are changing. So much lovely color, first the orange, then the yellow and then the crimson. We always have a feast watching and often takes our eyes off the road when driving. We can’t help but heed to the beckoning of the leaves, and go on hikes after hikes to feel the colors, experience the scent of the pine after the rain. And one thing I observed is very important, is the presence of brown and green , give the eyes a break and becomes a beautiful backdrop to the color of the fall. So we try to do a bit of that, we will never forget our greens right.
My husband and i went on a few hikes, and we also went up to Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone is not a place of many fall foliage, but fall is when the weather is cooler , not as hot and the animals will come out. We saw two orange foxes, the really add to the fall feeling, at Lamar valley, and a bear at Dunraven Pass, those are the real highlight. We went on a hike for 11 miles round trip in a day, that really pushes our limits. On that hike, we saw an osprey circuling the air, and then descended upon an animal in the distance. We are very grateful we get to see that cause that was awesome. And then that was it, he took his food and disappeared into the tree, on our way home, I was hoping to see him again, but we concluded that he probably was taking a nap after his spoil. Seven years ago when we went with my sister, we sat down under a tree where the osprey lived, and we saw him on a tree. And this is the first time we got to visit again, and I was so hoping to see him. Seven years, this osprey maybe the descendent of the first one, we don’t know. But that area has a huge lake so it was a very good place for the bird. We also went up to Lamar valley to see another osprey nest but for that one we didn’t get to see much. Cars were going too fast and Imust have missed the spot. I don’t mind cause I will be back. No moose this time which is sad, but there were a lot of constructions, and the bisons were not very happy with the equipments you can tell. We looked at Pebble creek campground for a possible place to stay for camping RV, but we think it probably would not be open for year 2024. But grateful Mammoth will be open.
Ok let’s look at the color. I used Burnt Umber, soemtimes plus lamp black. Dark area behind the mushroom I used Indigo plus somethimes Payne’s gray. Same for shadows. Then some sap green mixed with sepia and yellow ochre , gently don’t mix too hard. also sap green with just yellow ochre. Quin burnt orange plus a bit of red, any red will do. Some red on the mushroom too to brighten it up. Cadm yellow medium or light for the bright part of fall leaves, and then of course my trusty old green mix. Indigo, sap green, pyrlene green, and cadm yellow med.
So I think those colors are quite standard, and i Hope you can find them easily. And also look at my products lists on this blog and I hope you have fun looking around. Keep those brushes wet and keep painting, you won’t regret it, it is so much fun. Have a lot of fun and please subscribe to me and say hi if you like. love you lots, thank you for the kinds words and encouragement. I love them.