Yesterday I had another look at the greens outside and made these 4 colour studies.
4 Winter Greens
These were Ok but I needed more scope because the colours are more complex so I returned to the 9 square format I have used before in making colour trials. These two were done last summer for the Easton show, they represent two poppies.
I made quite a few small colour mixing trials….
These are from looking out of the window at the Garden. About 7 inches square
and more …..
And one larger piece. It’s really a good excuse for some careful observation and colour mixing and can get rather addictive, but they do take along time.
With some thought and experiments with different colours you can achieve some very beautiful subtle effects which don’t really show in the photos. It all depends on what paper, which paint, how much water etc.
Watercolour sample about 11 inches square
And a small one in gouache. I am very fond of working in gouache yet seldom do. More to come I think.
7 inches square gouache
There are many beautiful colours out there right now. just take a look, unless of course, you have a blanket of snow…but even then.. blues greys purples etc etc…