Thursday, August 14, 2008

Color studies

since i painted this without any presketching with a pencil its a tad wonky but i love all the greys and blacks made with tranparent colors



I did from Making Colors sing by Jean Dobie a few weeks ago...just had not had time to post them....since the EDM list has been talking about her books lately i thought i would postthe first one is using transparent colors to make a color run next still using transparent colors combining opposites on the color wheels to make greys these...and more using opposites to make greys and blacks...



I did a small rough copy of one of her pictures using only transparent colors...mostly Daniel Smith colors and this is what i got...

i think it really glows...the point of the transparent colors is to let the paper SHINE thru and it really does on this one...looks like there is a light behind it...at least to me it does

11 comments:

Betty said...

Beautiful color mixes!! I love this!

Carol C said...

Who knew gray could be so interesting!!! I love your sketches!

Sydney Harper said...

Thanks! That book has been on my list for a while now. I really like how your house painting turned out.

Sarah M said...

Very interesting charts and nice study. I have that book but found it a little advanced for me when I got it. Looking forward to going through it when I'm ready.

kazumiwannabe said...

Your posts always make me want to find a class and learn! The painting is beautiful, and there's certainly a great light in it! Great colors too. Are you missing winter time?

Barbara Weeks said...

Nicely done!

Barbara Weeks said...

Nicely done!

Monette Satterfield said...

I really like the contrast of the pearly grays and that yellow. Nice study.

Belated congrats on your 1000 postings - now that's a feat!

Deborah Lowe said...

You've got it, girl! I have Jeanne Dobie's book, and this looks just like her work. The colors are amazing. Great job!

Kathleen said...

You know, I think you may have painted the buildings standing up straight - but, because the transparent colors change the way the light behaves- the light actually bends around the verticals making the lines appear to be "a tad wonky" this is a lesson for us all when learning to work with transparent colors! Thanks Margaret

quirkyartist said...

A lovely painting. Beautiful greys and some complementary stuff happening there. I have Jean Dobie's book - even though I'm not a watercolour artist. I wish I had more time.....