Friday, September 20, 2013

Australian Colors

Gum Leaves


Since coming home to Australia I've been obsessed with the colors around me. Color is very important to my creative process, and Australia offers up some incredible color anomalies.


Gum Leaves


If you look closely at the humble gum leaf, you'll see that the classic gum-leaf green is actually a myriad of rainbow hues dancing around. 



Gum Leaves


Seeing these trees in different light sometimes gives the observer the impression of blue or red, but really, the gum tree is as visually spectacular as a rainbow.


Gum Leaves


I felt compelled to bring out the colors that I see in these trees, and I chose my watercolor pencils as a way to do it.


Gum Leaves


This is probably not a technical color study, but in the spirit of studying the colors around me, I call this a color study.


Gum Leaves



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