Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2009
This Watercolor Painting was done on Reevers Watecolor board, size is 9"x6".
The Pinks are created with Permanent Rose mixed with Alizarin Crimson for the warm areas and Permanent Rose mixed with Phthalo Blue for the cool areas, favoring sometimes the Pink and sometimes the blue.
I also added here and there some of the Sap Green to the Rose, which I also used on the leaves.
The leaves were painted with Indian Yellow, Sap Green and Helio Turquoise and mixes of them.
Of course I also added some of the Rose colour.
For the darks in the background I did a mix of Sap Green, Helio Turquoise and Alizarin Crimson. This gives a very strong dark, especially with the Helio Turquoise in it.
Where the light circles are I did at first a light underwash of Aureolin and on other places some of Helio Turquoise. Then I painted with the background colour (on the top with some Sap green) over them and then washed the circles out. On other areas I painted around the circles. I then softened all the edges with a chisel brush, so that the background looks very soft.