Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Indian Study, Watercolor

Fabriano Cold Press Paper
Paper Size: 6 1/2" x 8"
Image Size: 6 x 7 1/2 or crop to suit

This was a fun little study using Daniel Smith and Holbein Watercolors: Aureolin (yellow), Quanacridone Gold, Quinacridone Rose, Holbein Scarlett Lake, Viridian, Pthalo Blue. The pthalo blue is a staining color and once it is in place, it is difficult to get all of the color out when lifting. This palette is the one listed in Jean Pederson's book, Expressive Portraits, with the exception of Viridian. I had a difficult time with the face again as it soon became muddy. I resorted to using just a bit of gesso mixed with the watercolors to bring back some lights in the face, paint the spear and some areas of the yellowish feathers. So in essence this would be considered a Mixed Media study.

2 comments:

Deborah A. Léger said...

It's good to see you working in watercolour again, Ann. Great little study and a very fiery sky! I like this!

Ann Buckner said...

Working in watercolor again was fun, Deb. It brought to mind how much I enjoy painting in this medium.