Sunday, October 25, 2015

Paint a Graveyard on Location (Saturday 10-24-2015)

Today I painted with Holbein gouache in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Phoenix. A sign nearby read "Due to the recent drought and water crisis, we will not be planting winter grass this season". Because of our recent rains, I think this is probably the greenest the grass will be until spring comes around.
I chose to focus on a tear-drop shaped headstone, lying in the cast shadow of a tall tree. Blue skylight and grass reflected on the edge of the dark granite. Yellow and orange bouquets of flowers dotted the grounds.
My palette was ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, lemon yellow, and permanent white.

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