Thursday, April 7, 2011
Keeping Watch over the Rainbow Fruit
This was one of the projects this week at the Chris Leeper watercolor workshop. His challenge on this one was to do a painting using 3 primary colors - a blue, a yellow and a red. I used Pthalo Blue, Quindacridone Red, and Cadmium Yellow medium. It is amazing that you can get such a wide range of colors with just 3 colors - even the saturated darks (which used a lot of paint! :) We were allowed to select our own source pictures so I selected this still life from the reference library at WetCanvas.com. After layering in the dark background, I found that I had to go back into the fruit and add more color because the dark background faded out the colors. This is painted on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper and is on 1/4 sheet of paper.