Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work;
In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint
and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor.
Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest color! MGraham never really dries;
when I try to create a wash I get gloopy thick paint and clay-like color… not what I want.
Of course, I am only a few years into watercolors so this could be my poor technique.
I like direct watercolor but it doesn’t thrill me —
and I don’t think it is because I’m not adept. Will talk more about this, below.
AAAAH, linework! Tracey calls my linework sexy —
I certainly find it to be joyous to do and maybe that joy transfers to the viewer!
I like to work in watercolor pencil under linework sometimes and
this one I did just for the fun of it… I love pencil lines as well!
I moved to Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet and even at it thickest it is not dull or gloppy.
As I moved out to the lighter colors I began mixing a bit of
Daniel Smith Imperial Violet into the mix to change the hue slightly;
That is why you see those touches of pink!
The centers are done with Daniel Smith Lavender,
an unusual color for me to own but I use it when I am painting Victorian houses!
Next post I will talk
about my purple watercolors… Follow!
And I think I need to paint these again in the electric delphinium blue color!
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