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.


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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