Mountain Gold Print by Sandy Haight
This painting of Aspen leaves in autumn zooms in on a few leaves, veins and all, but does show a neutral background built up with washes of complimentary colors. I wrote a blog post about the painting process of this image at http://sandyhaight.com/news/yellowstone-aspens-in-autumn-exploring-the-background-tones/. The sunlight and shadows on these leaves almost flicker as they would in a soft breeze.
For the past few years I've been painting flowers up so close that they envelop the viewer in their sensuality and rich color. Enlarged, they become almost abstractions from nature.
I’ve been using watercolor and ink brush line in my illustration work for nearly 20 years, but in a much more controlled and predictable way. My pictures appear on book jackets, ads, posters, logos and packaging all over the country, with clients in England and Canada. If you’d like to see my world of client driven projects, check out my published artwork at http://sandyhaight.com. My Watercolor Life Drawings, Sumi paintings and watercolors are on my fine art web site at http://sandyhaightfineart.com. I currently teach Watercolor and Illustration classes at Bellevue College in the graphic design program. Teaching watercolor has recharged my interest in painting subjects that I love.
I was honored to be the gold medal winning poster artist for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in 2016 with my watercolor painting of a tulip bouquet. In 2012 I qualified to be a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS). This is earned by being juried into a select number of local chapter and international watercolor society shows sponsored by NWWS. The initials now follow my signature on my paintings in this Floralscapes shop.
Original created: 2014
Print: Giclee on Fine Art Paper
Size: 14" x 11"