coloricombo 2023: The eighth #coloritree prompt

About the March Challenge

This is the eighth prompt for #coloritree, part of the ongoing #coloricombo 2023 challenge. There will be ten posts in total, all linked to artworks featuring trees by female artists from the past. These will be released on Monday and Thursday until the end of March. Use the colour prompts along with optional dark and neutral light colours to create something in your own way, regardless of media or theme.

“Autumn Landscape”, Oil on canvas, Gerhild Diesner, 1945

It’s the eighth post of this March’s #coloritree challenge and today we are featuring a work from the Austrian (not another Australian) artist Gerhild Diesner.

Diesner (1915-1995) is recognised as one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th century. She was born in Innsbruck, the capital of the Tirol region, the fourth of five children.

Her first art lessons were at her school in Geneva in 1930. She summered in England and in 1935 stayed there to attend the Chelsea Art School and the School of Art in Brighton. Her studies here and later in Paris at the Academy André Lhote and the École de la Grande Chaumière exposed her to the work of Lhote, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Matisse and greatly influenced her expressive and vibrant colours.

Diesner worked in oils and gouaches and produced drawings and canvases as well as mosaics, wall paintings and tapestries.

Colour Combination

The colours for this weeks prompt are Citrine, Caramel, Mahogany and Cadet Grey.

For this March Challenge, please add the tag #coloritree along with the usual #coloricombo and @estemacleod and when posting on Instagram. You are also welcome to post on the private Facebook group Creative Prompts with Esté MacLeod.

Bravo on all of your beautiful work this month!


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