Sunday, January 13, 2013

yesterday, i replaced the original watercolor cakes in my plein air watercolor box with freshly squeezed colors from tube. the original cakes were too dry. i had to add too much of water to make them moist resulting in weak washes eventually taking more layers to reach the certain level of dark tones. it makes the colors appear dull and not fresh. i added the basic primary colors in both warm and cool temperatures, the earth colors and couple of extra ones like payen's grey, sepia, a green [which i hardly use as i mix green from the primary colors] and kept the white cake intact. hope these colors will be better to use on location maintaining freshness. the two brushes are cheap synthetic round brushes but forms very nice points, size: 10 and 6 and on the right is the Reynolds waterproof gel pen i use.

medium: waterproof gel ink and watercolor wash on sketchbook
size: 5 3/4" x 8"
time: 60 mins approx.
source: live

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