|"Raleigh Tree Demo" , 10x10 inches, by Carol Nelson|
As often happens, this is a painting I started in a class, but didn't have time to finish. I just finished it here in my studio after 2 months! This is typical of the collage treescapes we do in my Abstracted Trees workshop.
What I love most about this one is the color palette. That green gold and purple combination is gorgeous. The tree trunks are cut out of 98 lb mixed media paper. I find that is the perfect weight paper for this work.
Notice the color gradations in the tree trunks. I had two puddles of paint (Golden Fluid Acrylic): dioxazine purple (with some white,) and green gold. When you mix these two colors together you get that beautiful brownish gold color. I LOVE that! It's the perfect transition between the purple bottoms and the green tops of the trunks.
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