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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"My Little Chickadee!"

This is a painting from "Life in the Northwoods" photographer Matthew Crowley.  His photo is the challenge photograph for this month at Watercolor Workshop, the online Yahoo group for watercolor painters.  I decided to do this challenge, prepare a lesson for my intermediate watercolor painting group at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and use the new QoR (Core) paints from Golden.  

I liked the natural limited palette which was in the wintertime photo.  Because I have been experimenting with the new watercolors from Golden, QoR,(Core),  and wanted to do this painting with only their colors,  I made my blacks from transparent brown oxide and ultramarine blue and used the Ardoise Grey for the background. The only other color I used was their natural burnt sienna.  This has always been one of my favorite palettes and I feel this worked out pretty well.  Once again, thank you Golden, for this opportunity to use, experiment, and discover your new OoR (Core) watercolor line.

4 comments:

Maywyn Studio said...

Very nice painting
The palette you chose works really well. I'll have to try Golden's watercolors.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Beautiful painting worthy of a bird book, Barb. I think the limited palette you chose is timeless.

Barb Sailor said...

Maywyn Studio,
Thank you so much...Golden watercolors (QoR Core) will be released in late spring. I like them very much.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Sherry! This palette is definitely one of my very favorites and as you say, timeless!