Saturday, April 05, 2008

Umbrellas in the Park

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10 x 14 in  -  25 x 36 cm     Watercolor     This is another two-hour challenge. In a sense this is a bit of fun because the composition is so given to you so straight from the reference photograph.

There are no blues in my painting, the main colours are perylene red and perylene green. These combine to make an interesting greys. However if you try to mix it strongly the mixture dries surprisingly light, so you need to apply it in multiple washes.

I also use some yellow; raw sienna, raw umber and cadmium yellow. The cad yellow was needed to mix with the perylene green to get the light green for the grass and trees.

This is the reference photograph cropped only slightly by me so as to fit the proportions of a quarter of a sheet of imperial size watercolour paper.

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