I 'm taking advantage of the long Columbus Day weekend to work on several small paintings. A recent trip through the mountains to see the Fall Colors got me in the mood for pumpkins, and I'm really enjoying letting the colors FLOW. Using the limited palette of New Gamboge, Antwerp Blue, and Quinacridone Crimson (all transparent), I am finding the "Happy Accidents" of purples, greens and soft greys. This kind of exercise I consider to be "mental YOGA"-- I am not focusing on anything, just applying the paint and water and watching the magic happen. I'm not painting pumpkins, only focusing on contrast, light and dark areas. VERY relaxing. Very simple drawings. Great experience. Have a Peaceful Day :)
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