Friday, July 10, 2009
Small Pour from Color Study
This is a small painting which I did yesterday during my time with my Thursday Painters. I almost always do a small color study before I do a painting to make sure of my colors before I start the final. I wet this paper (5"x 7 1/2") and dropped in the indian yellow in the center and then the quinacridone red-violet around the edges and allowed it to run, mix and dry. I was happy with the results and thus, went on to the large painting in the demo below. Yesterday, I drew the rose again, more or less like the one in the photo I used for the demo. It is not exactly the same, but close. I had paint left over from the demo, so I used that. This painting is much more intense than the demo painting - I used much more contrast and color in this small study. This study will be nice for a swap painting or a greeting card. If nothing else, it was economical :) Want not-waste not!