Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Art Every Day Month - November 12

Two colors, two brushes





I loaded up my watercolor palette with ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, knowing that when these pigments mix, they give a rich range of browns and grays.

I used two paintbrushes, for the ultramarine a 1/2 inch flat synthetic sable which gives lovely full washes, and for the burnt sienna a #1 round which gives fine detailed strokes.

What did I learn?

First, the little spaces I have been allowing myself are barely big enough to swirl large brushstrokes of color around the way I wanted to.
Next, the paints straight from the tubes can be blindingly bright contrasted to their near-complementary color.
Finally, I could have used several more sheets of paper today to keep experimenting with the way these two colors worked together.


4 comments:

Leah said...

so purty! love the combo.

Lois0607 said...

Very nice - love the colors

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Hah! How did you know to do a close-up of the one that caught my eye? Thanks!! :)

tortagialla said...

Wow...really just beautiful colors. I love that close-up of the blue and rusty color.

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