The Red Tree by Philippe Noguera


Since it’s still Philippe’s birthday weekend, he gets to be the Guest Doodlewash for today with this lovely piece he created of a house in our neighborhood. Fall is slowly appearing here and the bright red tree in the foreground decided to get there first in a blaze of red glory!

For this one, Philippe used M. Graham paints and various greens including washes of Azo Green, Sap Green, and Permanent Green. For the tree and star of the show, he used a mix of all the reds in his palette which include Alizarin Crimson, Pyroll Red, and Maroon Perylene.

As we were out driving around today, we saw more pops of various colors starting to appear, but it will probably be another week before fall really starts to show off. I love this time of year, because the air is brisk, but not too cold yet (though Philippe and the dog disagree here), and the colors are just amazing, particularly when pitched against a bright blue sky.

The trouble is, this wondrous time doesn’t seem to last very long and there’s really only two to three weeks to enjoy it before the leaves turn brown and begin to shed. I never get too sad about seeing the trees turn into skeletal versions of themselves as I think they’re still beautiful. And winter means that the Christmas season will soon be here, which is so exciting. The dog and I are already making out our wish lists, so be ready Philippe. After this birthday weekend, you’ll have some shopping to do!

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  1. Teresa Robeson 7 years ago

    I’m delighted to see Philippe guesting again! Such a lovely painting of the house and some fall colors! Brown county, next county to ours, is well-known for a great place for seeing fall colors and it gets packed with tourists. Judging by our own trees, though, it may not be a most spectacular year. Many leaves are merely brown (and not just the sycamores that always go from green to brown overnight…LOL!) and a lot have blown off. Oh, well…still a pretty time of year. Birthday hugs for Philippe! <3 <3

    • Author

      Thanks Teresa! And glad you liked this one!! ❤️😃 Yeah….there are several areas around the city hear to view fall at its best, but the verdict is still out here as well as to how gorgeous it will be. I’m still hopeful!!

  2. Shirley DiMercurio 7 years ago

    Love this! It’s soooo Fall… My favorite time of year! Beautifully done.

  3. Jodi 7 years ago

    Gorgeous painting. Happy birthday Phillipe! And Charlie can you love Christmas as much as me??!!!

  4. Rebecca 7 years ago

    Beautiful! A lovely composition and wonderful colours.

  5. Kari 7 years ago

    It’s a beautiful doodlewash by Philippe! Thanks for sharing the colors used! When I lived in Michigan and Connecticut, I loved the colors of fall. (I did not enjoying raking the leaves!)

    Hope Philippe is having a wonderful birthday weekend!

    • Author

      Sooo glad you liked it Kari!! ❤️😃 I used to rake leaves as a kid for pocket money and though it was fun. As an adult, I decided condos in the city were even more fun than raking leaves though. 😊 And Philippe is having an excellent bday weekend!! The weather here is perfect!! 😃👍🏻

  6. Rachel Murphree 7 years ago

    Beautiful painting! I love fall too!

  7. jeandrawingaday 7 years ago

    I love the way he has treated the trees and bushes as larger shapes. I tend to get hung up on the details instead. I must remember this approach !

  8. artandmoondreams 7 years ago

    Lovely painting. Beautiful use of color and allowing the blending to tell the story of the trees and their leaves.

    • Author

      So happy you liked it Haunani! I really love the way Philippe paints! (And I’m not just saying that because we’re married! 😊hehe)

  9. amaryllislog 7 years ago

    Ah, fall, so lovely. Its hitting here too and is so beautiful! Love the changing leaves and season. I really love your bright red tree.

    • Author

      I love fall! But the incoming cold isn’t always as wonderful. Hehe… so happy you liked this one Cathe!! ❤️😃

  10. Damita M-S 7 years ago

    I love the tree in the fall color. Glad Phillippe is having a great birthday weekend!

  11. memadtwo 7 years ago

    I love the red popping out of the green. And I love that Philippe used all his reds. Happy Birthday! (K)

    • Author

      Thanks Kerfe!! I really liked this one and so I put it in a frame. We’ve just been stacking them in a box so I figured I’d rescue one! Hehe 😉

      • memadtwo 7 years ago

        Fun to make, but what to do with all of it? A good question!

  12. Sand Salt Moon 7 years ago

    Happy Birthday to you, Phileppe! One l, two pps!

  13. kirkistan 7 years ago

    Nice work! That tree is outstanding–no, really: it stands out. I’m studying both the ink and the layers of read. I really like this entire image.

  14. Snehal Kank 7 years ago

    This one is awesome! Happy birthday to Philippe! 🍰🎊🎉🎁💐

    • Author

      Thanks!! ❤️😃It’s officially today…hehe…but when your bday falls on a Monday you get a whole weekend! 😉👍🏻

      • Snehal Kank 7 years ago

        I know birthday celebration on weekend and weekday too 🎁🍰🎉🎁 (Bonus)! All fun!!! I feel sad at the end of the day on my birthday, because I need to wait for a year 😉😆 Hehe kidding 😍

        • Author

          Hehe…you must be much younger than me!! You get over it!! 😳And wish they’d come slower!! Haha!

          • Snehal Kank 7 years ago

            Hahah yeah I am just (seven two) reverse the numbers 😆 😝 I love birthday!! 🙊 That Day goes off quickly and again need to wait for special day for a year ☺️☺️

          • Author

            Hehe! True! There needs to be more special days in a year!!! 😊😃

  15. Snehal Kank 7 years ago

    I just noticed sky!!! It’s fabulous !! You both are very very good at sky painting 🙂

    • Author

      Awww thanks!! 😃❤️See? I liked his sky….he didn’t like it. Thought it should have been more saturated. But I think it’s great!!

  16. Sandra Strait 5 years ago

    Another of Philippe’s beautiful paintings. I hope we’ll see more of them.

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