Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year's Goal

I have a huge library full of wonderful books that I just haven't made time for.This is the one that I currently working out of.  It was published in 1970 and I can't remember where I bought it, but it is a treasure to be sure.  I am going through the elementary exersizes using color and learning things that I just didn't know.
I am mostly a self trained painter.  My degrees in art were primarily in drawing and sculpture.  So, this year I am dedicating my time to searching my miriad of wonderful books and educating myself a little more.  I will share what I learn as I go along.
Today I  have done a number of exersizes.  It is interesting what beautiful colors you can acheive when you mix Raw Sienna with different colors.  In the exersize above I mixed colors together and then added a mixture of white mixed with raw sienna and then mixed those colors together and wow....what gorgeous colors.  A great way to tone down color and in some cases produce hotter color.  I am so excited about what I have learned!!!

My other goal this month is to paint fabric...]:  Now that will take courage.

5 comments:

Voyages et Abstraits said...

Merci pour ce post ou votre travail est bien précis.
Bonne journée.
Cath.

LindaHunt said...

Thank you...more to come!

Stephanie Berry said...

Great idea! I'm sure we all have books we've never fully tapped for wisdom. I rarely think to put raw sienna on my palette but it is a gentle way to tone bright hues. Your bananas are great.

Linda Popple said...

I really admire what you are doing and look forward to sharing in all you learn.

cathyswatercolors said...

super idea,but i always LOVE your colors. Still,it's fun to find a good mix. With watercolor so many great colors are from the palette,siwsh here and there and ta-da a greaat color but difficult to replicate.