Saturday, August 8, 2009
Rose and Chartreuse
A few of the Western redbud leaves are turning due to the unseasonably cool weather these last few days. The green veins are so wonderful contrasted against the rose color. I like how the edge of the leaf is just a little darker like a thin frame. The green veins look like they are spilling into the rose, but I know the rose is invading the green.
When I walked in the front yard I noticed the Tropicana canna leaves were almost the same color as the redbud. The green is a little more chartreuse, like Meredith's zinnia, but the rose is almost the same hue as the redbud leaves.
I thought I'd like to make ceramic piece using these colors, perhaps even using the veining. Then I thought about using the colors in the canna leaves too.
I could see myself painting all the little veins, but could I achieve such wonderful colors? I know Kitty Shepherd could achieve these colors.
I know I can't duplicate mother nature exactly, but I'm inspired by the leaves and I dream about the colors and my next creation in clay.