The other day I took my easel outside and painted with my brush (without pencil drawing first) and it was fun! a bit challenging because breezes kept moving around the bloom, but I like their freshness.
I thought this was the last bloom of the season, but the next day another one appeared. So summer blooms continue to linger here. This is a favorite flower of mine because my gram and I used to plant and tend these beauties.
And because I love the orange/blue complementary color combo, I’m displaying these oranges of color charts. I learned a lot from this and think they look pretty neat too! I created them by creating squares with strips of artist masking tape onto the paper.
Because my focus in the 4 –>40 (and beyond) is on mastering wet in wet and color mixing on paper, I didn’t mix the two on my palette. in the one with more pinks/purples, you can see in the first full row of oranges that I was putting down a strip of each concentrated color on the edges and using a damp brush to mingle them. I think it’s neat to see the various ranges, that way, and perhaps I’ll do that on longer rectangles. but for the rest of the charts I put down the yellow first and while it was wet, I added the red on top.
When I removed the white tape strips, the charts just shine and sing! fun to do. I’ll be doing it with blues and yellows AND viridian/thalo green and quinacridones to see the range of greens that can be produced.
Thanks for stopping by…tomorrow’ s post will be more on the easel’s palette.