Yuki M.

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Red and Green

I was inspired by many images scattered across the internet.  Most notably were Japanese Maple leaves, spider lilies (so creepy yet so beautiful) and some six-petal flowers that I've forgotten the names of.  Didn't intend to only paint reds and greens, but I think it looks quite nice.  For some reason my phone's camera completely washed out the values, so think of this piece as being more...abstract...

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This was done in watercolour on mixed media paper (it held up surprisingly well!)   Minimal layering and colours as I have a rather bad habit of using too many and making everything muddy.  Less is better it seems.  The gradations on the centre left leaves (green -> yellow) were a complete but happy accident!  I had too much yellow paint on the brush and was quite surprised, but I think it looks nice.  (also yes, my palette really does have that many shades of red.  You totally need to have 38527937982 different shades of the same colour, right?)

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