I think the scenery is sooooo beautiful but it doesn't grab me and say, "Paint me!" I'm not so sure why, but I think a big part of it is that I am not a green person. I do not love the color green. If I have any green clothes they would be dark forest green.
Enid Wood enidwood.com gave a good lesson in green reminding me to use orange. I've known for a long time that pine trees take some red to look authentic. You can mix these colors with the green to gray down the green, too.
Richard McKinley mckinleystudio.com is a super painter of green as well and his blog post is very timely for me as our world here is GREEN after all the rain and we will have a summer of green as well.
Richard's blog for the day/week:
You can see how green it is in these photos for painting at the moment, too. I mentioned before that one of the big trees out back looks like it is not going to make it in the spring when the other trees come out. It is a late bloomer. We thought it was dead the first year we lived here.
I sketched in the big book with the Micron 05 pen/marker at the kitchen table for Scavenger Hunt 453, which I am hosting. Come and sketch with us. Even if you don't post your sketches, the Hunts give you ideas to sketch different things that you might not think of. Sketching from life is an excellent way to hone your skills. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1406380
Number 6, glass bottle
Number 7, a stack of bowls