6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
on a 1/4 sheet
Fabriano Aristico watercolor paper.
Painted this today for a February portrait challenge. Reference photo by Grunge from the Wet Canvas RIL. One of the challenges I'm finding most difficult is to get smooth shadows plus not have them looking like bruises - especially on a young child. Whle painting this, I kept thinking cool light, warm shadows.
So how to make a warm violet or warm green. I used viridian mixed with raw sienna for the greens. The purples were a mixture of cobalt or fr. ultramarine mixed with cad. red light or perm. alizarin crimson. The warm skin tones were a mix of raw sienna, cad. red light and quin. burnt orange. The cool tones were perm. alizarin crimson and azo yellow.