Nature Study

"Nature Study"
oil on gessoed panel  6x6
© 2011 Carol Horzempa

Ann Feldman posted a Fall Challenge on Daily Paintworks last week challenging artist to paint something pertaining to nature with a fall theme and using bright colors.

In this challenge I painted on a gessoed panel with a bright orange undertone and used Manganese Blue Hue for the background. Ann suggest turquoise for one of the colors so this is the brightest blue I could find in my studio. I hardly ever use this blue, made by Winsor &  Newton but with this challenge I discovered a wonderful intense blue and plan to use it more often. 

I really love this time of year! My studio is getting cluttered with acorns, leaves and other fall gatherings. Unfortunately this season goes way too quickly.

9 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Carol. The colors really pop . It evokes a feeling of autumn.

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  2. I love this one, the acorns turned out especially nice!

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  3. Well done, Carol!!
    I like how the strong darks help to express the form!

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  4. Those leaves, those beautiful fall leaves and then the intense complimenting blue. When I first came here to see what you have been up my first impression was Wow! really....

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  5. Mission accomplished, this is a classic Fall beauty!

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  6. Beautiful Carol! I love that blue! My studio has it's leaves and acorns too - who can resist - but you put yours to good use and really captured the season!

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  7. Wonderful color, excellent composition too. I like how the cool shadows great depth.

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