Finally I spent time just mixing until I came up with a good base color,
and figured some of the deep colors that I can add.
QoR has a lovely transparent grey called Ardoise Grey, and that was a base, and I added Daniel Smith’s Primatek Monte Amiata, though probably many ochres would do.
I mixed it in with the grey in roughly a 1:2 ratio. A little of the Primatek goes a long way.
I also use the grey by itself in areas, and add Sepia and occasionally Yavapei.
What I must stop is trying to work a nice watercolor in the Nostalgie journal,
especially when I have amazing Hahnemuhle Watercolour journals too!
Her nose area needed to be worked and if the paper had been watercolor
it would have been fine… But finally the paper said, ENUF!
I’m basically happy with it — a good trial test of the colors!
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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