The study of color is fascinating. I don't feel confident about what to use in a picture unless I understand how the colors go together, and harmonize.
The study below is using transparent colors. Not all watercolor is transparent.
It's kind of hard to see but the large strips of color are:
Lemon, Rose Madder, Cobalt, Veridian green, Gamboge, Scarlett Lake, Phthalo Blue and Burnt Sienna. The smaller strips of paint are the same colors laid against the large strips to show what happens when the colors are overlapped.
I've worked up a couple of paintings using another persons designs and didn't come close to doing them justice. I would give the artists credit but I haven't a clue who they are. They came from an artists magazine. The paintings were fun to do as a study in vibrant color.
I learned from an artist a few years back to paint little squares of color on the paper with the color palette I am using. It's handy for remembering and for future painting reference.
That's it for this weeks Paint Party Friday, hosted by Kristin and Eva. Take a look at all the other artists work!
I will be absent for a couple of weeks but will be back after that. I have been gone for the past two weeks, too. I'm not so good at getting things prepared ahead of time. I also don't know how to join the party ahead of time and schedule the post? Advice?
I'll share about my adventures when I return!
Have a great couple of weeks!