A Color Palette Inspired by My Daughter

I was inspired by my daughter’s use of color in Foo Foo Dane. So, today I committed to really expand my use of color. I picked two images from my “comfort zone,” a wolf and an owl, and filled my palette with color! I painted the background and the bright, broad colors of the wolf first. While that was drying, I worked on the owl. I finished them up together, moving back and forth between them. I like the slightly surreal feeling of both. I’m not completely happy with the finer details of the wolf and the owl’s eyes feel a bit flat (I’ve added more yellow since this photo…it’s drying now) but overall, I think my experiment was a success.

"Athena Paints the Night" watercolor on paper, 9" x 12", 2013

“Athena Paints the Night” watercolor on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2013

"Fire Wolf" watercolor on paper, 9" x 12", 2013

“Fire Wolf” watercolor on paper, 9″ x 12″, 2013

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