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the color of September #1 – squash on the vine

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A visit to a friend’s garden and a look at the riot of squash growing in her compost heap has helped me transition from August summer to the pre-autumn days of September.  I love the color orange, but I did not know how much fun it would be to try and capture the orange of the squash in watercolor.  I hope you like my trio of September squash-on-the-vine paintings.

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August 30, 2013  'squash on the vine #1'   Jane Tims

August 30, 2013 ‘squash on the vine #1’ Jane Tims

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August 30, 2013  'squash on the vine #2'   Jane Tims

August 30, 2013 ‘squash on the vine #2’ Jane Tims

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August 31, 2013  'squash on the vine #3'   Jane Tims

August 31, 2013 ‘squash on the vine #3’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

September 6, 2013 at 7:00 am

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  1. Jane, do you sketch and then paint over your sketch, or just use your brushes from scratch? An admirer.

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    Jane Fritz

    September 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    • Hi Jane. Usually I start with a pencil sketch … no detail, just enough to show me where the sky is and where I want to leave white space. Then I add the watercolor. I add the pen lines after everything is dry. When I put the pen lines in first, I feel like I am working in a coloring book and it constrains my ability to be free with the color, especially shadows. Thanks for the encouragement! Jane

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      jane tims

      September 7, 2013 at 7:58 am

  2. These are beautiful, Jane. For some reason they remind of flowing silks in the perfect colors and patterns for autumn.

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    Robin

    September 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    • Hi Robin. Thanks. The orange color certainly left an impression on me. Jane

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      jane tims

      September 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

  3. It is intriguing to watch how you change and transform similar objects into such different paintings. These are lovely.

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    Carol Steel

    September 6, 2013 at 8:04 am


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