Mint green

I’m ready to paint some greens, really ready, but the weather isn’t cooperating. Last year at this time the buds on the trees were bursting open and I was painting bursts of yellow-green all over the place. This year the only yellow-green I can find is in the vegetable drawer in my fridge.

Mintgreen

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8 Comments on “Mint green”

  1. Lee Kline says:

    Lovely drawing and wonderful color. Ahhhh. Lucky you. Down here in the land of sunshine, many herbs are at the end of their days – dill, parsley, Basil, chives, cilantro, and so forth. Mint, of course, cannot be killed. And it is the deeeeepest green!

  2. Ross says:

    Green… yes, I thought you had forgotten how to paint that colour. I really like the composition… draws the eye in… you nicely avoided just having a mass of green in the middle of the sheet.
    You can understand how we are starting to feel down here too… I actually had to add a second layer (of light-weight cotton) to my clothing this weekend… it was getting sooo cold. : )

    • I think I had forgotten how to mix greens too. But it is going to warm up this week so maybe those frozen buds will finally open.
      And yes, I feel very sorry for you and your Australian winters.

  3. Ethna says:

    This is so lovely and fresh! Shari, would you have mixed aureolin and ultramarine for those crisp greens?…..and a little touch of raw sienna? I’m liking your triad you posted recently.
    I hope your long awaited spring comes out of hiding very soon and is followed by a long and glorious summer…..you certainly deserve it.
    (not saying a word about our Australian ‘winter’……)

    • Thanks so much Ethna. I used Hansa yellow, sap green and ultramarine for this mix.
      Our spring is finally starting. Today I can actually see buds on the trees and I’m sure they will open soon. Hope your “winter” is not too difficult!

  4. Lee Kline says:

    You recently mentioned being a bit daunted by drawing vehicles. Take a look at this page…. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wagonized/with/8608836856/#photo_8608836856 I love her work, and not just the cars, but everything.


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