Along the hedgerow bordering the vineyard, a hunter’s tree stand is silhouetted against the bright sky.
Staying loose, I sketched the shapes in with a fountain pen filled with mystery brown ink. I applied splotches of watercolor using fairly wet dilutions allowing the ink to mix with the color. For my color scheme I used analogous with split complements as a starting point (yellow/orange, yellow, yellow/green, green plus red/violet and blue/violet. I stayed away from red and blue. Now that I’ve been out every day attempting to capture spring colors in the landscapes, I find I like using purples with greens. Hot press paper keeps me from being fussy. The color stays where it lands and I like that about it.
Old York Cellars vineyard, Ringoes, New Jersey.