Thursday, June 16, 2011

Surrounded By New Shades Of Green

May is an exceptional time in Northern Minnesota for seeing all the beautiful shades of green that appear as the trees come to life after the long winter.  I often think that if I painted the yellow-green leaves on the white birch trees as they actually look against the blue sky, it would look too bright to be real.

Those who enjoy the challenge of painting landscape scenes, know how many pools of green appear on the pallet in an effort to paint all the hues in nature.  Spring is a good time to do some mental mixing of cool and warm primary colors to create as many shades of green as can be seen.
Enjoy the beauty around us.