Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"SNOW SCENE USING ONLY RED AND GREEN"

This is the No.98 painting in my365/2010 series.
Title: "SNOW SCENE USING ONLY RED AND GREEN"
Size 22X30 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb. DeArches cold press paper.
This is another demonstration painting done in front of a group of people, taking about 30 minutes. There are only two paints used in this painting, Alizron Crimson (red) and Thalo Green. Mixing these two paints exactly 50% each will give you a rich Paynes Gray that won't fade out like the Paynes Gray in the tube will. Leaning to the right or left a little when you mix will give you the neutrals, browns and grays. Depending to which side you lean, red or green, you can vary the neutrals toward that end.
I do hope you enjoy what I do.
Comment and/or remarks are appreciated.

1 comment:

Ann Kromhout said...

Arni,
This two-color painting is most impressive! My first watercolor instructor, the wonderful Joe McFadden, taught me how to use just 3 colors and sepia, which I thought was difficult. Now you are inspiring me to learn some more! Thank you!
Ann Kromhout
Past President, Tallahassee