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Iceland Greens

Well, I’m now into the many, many greens of Iceland and the purple shadows and the burnt sienna soil and the little white sheep in the distance, and the occasional white farmhouse with a red roof.

I’m really happy with my first larger painting based on my recent trip to Iceland.  It’s abstract but, … you can see the path of the meandering river, the purple shadows, some of the many greens…

Iceland Flood Plain

Iceland Flood Plain

I’ve also started to add to the colors:  in addition to the greens and purples, I’ve added some of the burnt sienna and orange I saw in the soil and foliage.

Glacial Runoff

Glacial Runoff

And, I’ve started to make the colors more vibrant.  On sunny days, of which there were many, the colors were just spectacular.



Although I expected my trip to India to inspire a lot of paintings, it’s the quieter, less hectic trip to Iceland which is getting me to create more watercolors.  Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised.  Of the two countries, India has the more vividly colorful people and clothing, but Iceland has the most spectacularly beautiful landscapes.  And I have always been drawn to paint landscapes, rather than people.

Posted by ruthhurd on September 26, 2012

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