Another little mountain painting. I do enjoy feeling transported to a vacation spot by simply picking up a paintbrush. It’s a very cool way to fly.
Yesterday’s painting was nice, and I enjoyed making it, but I thought this time out, I would make a few changes to try and improve it. I’m working on skies, so I decided to make the sky a larger part of the painting, and rather than use the tube purple (Cotman Dioxazine) that I used in that painting, I thought I might get more color unity by mixing a purple with the color I used in my sky (which was all cerulean).
It went a bit pear-shaped, because in order to get the hue I wanted, it turned out that I needed more ultramarine and hardly any cerulean. I did mix each of the purples in today’s painting, adding more pigment and less water as I came forward….but they look almost exactly like the tube paint version I used yesterday…..probably should have used cerulean to get that color unity, hehe. I think the purple would have been much cooler, and bluer, but it probably would have gone better with the sky.
I’m finding the July “paint a watercolor every day” project to be interesting, and definitely a learning experience! It helps to reinforce what I’m learning when I go back and try again tomorrow. Which is what I will do….tomorrow. I actually prefer yesterday’s to this one, but I may give this concept another try tomorrow, this time with a more dramatic sky, and see what takes place. Or I may try something completely different, such as a bird, since Draw A Bird Day fast approaches on Wednesday!
Until then, enjoy your week, and thanks as always for your visits and comments/suggestions for improvement. They are all greatly appreciated! Peace.