Three layers of green

I picked this little area at the Botanical Gardens because it was the reverse of the scenes I usually draw. Most of the time the dark green trees are in the background and the grass in the foreground is light. But sitting on the hill in the Chinese garden, I looked through the dark layer of trees to the sunlight foliage beyond.  The hosta in the foreground is mostly a wash of cerulean blue with few darks added in later.

Three Layers of Green

4 Comments on “Three layers of green”

  1. Chris Rusk says:

    Hi Shari

    Bruce N. recommended your site to me and he is right, it is excellent. I liked your Quarry painting as it made me feel as though I was there.

    I like this sketch very much too. I find that it makes me very aware of the change in focus.

    Great stuff!


  2. Valerie Cousins says:

    Love the back lighting with the darks in the middle. What colours did you use to mix your dark greens. I always have trouble getting my darks really dark in watercolour.

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