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.