Thursday, June 7, 2012

My palette

I got my new palette from Cheap Joes yesterday, and spent all morning setting it up and painting a picture of it. I put this painting in the scanner and it is just coming out so bright, it really looks better in real life. Maybe I should take a picture instead of using the scanner.
 this is the way I have set up my palette for now. A lot of my colors are Koi and Cotman, and I would eventually like to replace them with Windsor Newton. Some of them are just not as transparent as WN.
I need to add a violet next, so I don't always have to mix it.
I love my new palette and I am learning so much about color mixing from this book:

It really explains everything so clearly.

A peach

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I didn't produce much blog-worthy art over the weekend. I spent a lot of time watching watercolor videos on youtube. I still have a long way to go! LOL! This is the only one I really like from the last few days.

I ordered a bunch of books on watercolors from the library that I will pick up today. Our library has this awesome drive up window, so you can go online and choose books and they are waiting there conveniently at the window. It so totally rocks!
I am still waiting for my round palette from Cheap Joes, I hope it comes today!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Red Pear

I had very little time yesterday, but I did manage to get this one pear painted. I still think more contrast with the shadow. I do have trouble building up some very darks.
Still, I like the pear. Its a good pear.
I used quinacrodome  rose, vermillion hue, some glazes of windsor yellow and some carmine red.
I want to try again when I get some more reds, like alizarin crimson and the coveted quinacrodome coral! :^)