A small space for my drawings
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
One of the joys and pain about watercolor is it takes patience. In the beginning of a painting I can be messy and work all over. But as the image starts to take shape I slow down, usually alternating days working on the background, other days on the focal point of the image. The bad part is it can feel like progress is slow. The good, is that you can see it fresh every day and can plan and make adjustment as you see the painting take shape. I'm an impatient person, but I really enjoy the back and forth.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Did not paint today, so I will go over what makes up my watercolor set.
Winsor Newton watercolors palette
left side top to bottom
Permanent Alizarin Crimson (this gets used in mixes a lot)
Burnt Sienna (I love this red brown color)
Vandyke Brown( a new favorite is a really nice dark chocolate color)
bottom left to right
Green Gold (another new favorite is a vibrant yellow green)
Permanent Sap Green( my most used green)
Perylene Green( a new addition, but I like its dark tone)
Winsor Green(yellow shade)(can be a bit strong but good for under painting)
Mixture GreenBlue Green Gold/Olive/Sap Green with Cerulean Blue
Mixture mid GreenBlue- Olive/Sap Green/Winsor Green with Cobalt Blue
Mix dark GreenBlue- Sap Green/Perylene Green with Prussian Blue
Mix Prussian Blue and a touch of Lamp Black
right side bottom to top
Cerulean Blue (red shade)( my favorite for painting happy clouds)
Mix- Cobalt Blue and Cerulean Blue( this is a beautiful mix)
French Ultramarine( a new and lovely addition for a deep blue)
Prussian Blue( one of my most used colors I love the color)
Mix- Winsor Violet and Prussian Blue
Mix- Alizarin Crimson and Prussian Blue
top right to left
Winsor Violet (dioxazine) (a new additon, to help get the deep dark colors.
Winsor Violet and Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Orange (red shade)
Rose Madder(I get more use from this than I thought, and it smells nice)
Venetian Red (a new favorite, and it lays over other color well for me)
Perylene Maroon( to add punch to my reds)
center left to right
(*with the middle area, I use a lot of water and is great in slowly building up a painting at the start of the process. This area gets used the most for coverage of large areas and to start with a base color before applying deeper colors.*)
Mix of all browns
Mix of all greens
Mix of all blues
Brushes are an assortment of brushes I have collected over the years. I still buy inexpensive brushes because I tend to use them roughly.
The large flat brush is for washing down watercolor paintings.
Eye dropper to add water to palette.
Spray bottle for texture and wet into wet.
This is what my set has evolved into over the years adding and removing different color for different reasons. Currently, I think I have my set just about how I like it. So this is my watercolor set up.
Friday, October 01, 2010
This is after I washed the painting down and started my second round. Adding two layers of yellow for the tiger and blue tints for the wings.
Washing down a watercolor is one of my standard practices; where I take a very large flat brush and a lot of water to wipe the painting down. It removes some of the harder edges that can happen when layering watercolor. Any example is under Day 5's left wing. It also softens and unifies the colors; compare the bottom clouds between today and yesterday.