Cheery Color

I’ve been cleaning my art room, which means another look at all of those failed paintings, the ones in half-finished disarray or with flaws that relegate them to the bottom of a portfolio. This usually results in a few groaning winces.

I found a beautiful watercolor that I did in a watercolor class. The beauty was in the color, but anyone who knows me and my propensity for chatter would understand that a class is not the best place for me to do a carefully crafted art project.

And so, I am planning a revival of the painting, complete with cheery color. The background is in Daniel Smith’s pinks & oranges and the foreground a stand of pines. The painting done correctly will be beautiful. Perhaps I should have called this blog “Doing it right the first time”, but I meant mostly to talk about color and was side-tracked.

And so it goes…

About jeanetteraleigh

Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at
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