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Watercolor Autumn

 

It’s fun to explore a certain theme or subject through one particular medium. It really allows you to discover new elements of both categories. One pairing that may seem a bit unexpected is autumn and watercolor. Watercolor’s trademark softness and grace is usually reserved for flowers, water, and rolling landscapes. It doesn’t seem like an immediate fit for the cool crispness of autumn; but sometimes unlikely duos yield the most surprising and wonderful results.

 

 

 

The pretty palette of the changing foliage blends together in the trees and on the ground. Reds run into yellows, oranges into browns. These subtle variations are perfectly suited to the delicacy of watercolors. Using more water with your paint allows you to depict this, capturing the beautiful variations in pigment. You can also splatter the paint, giving the appearance of individual leaves and a lot of movement.

 

 

 

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Autumn Forest by Ireart via Etsy

 

 

 

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Maple and Beech Leaves by Amber Alexander via Etsy

 

 

 

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Watercolor Autumn by Ametist-Nyako via Deviant Art

 

 

 

Once you think about it, autumn and watercolors make the perfect team: golden afternoon light and portable watercolor sets were made to go together. Try out this combo for yourself and see what you come up with!

 

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Posted by: Lzahn, on October 10th, 2013 at 10:05pm.
Categories: Under $10, Art

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