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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Watercolor Column - Adding the Details

Watercolor Column Demo
Things are starting to take shape now. Many (many) layers have been added to slowly build up the colors and tonal values. As I want to maintain the glow underneath, each layer must be thin enough to show the underlying layers and dark enough so that depth is added without washing out the previous layer.

I think at this point I need to darken the sky to better judge how much further I want to push the darks so that the lights shine more. The colors I have used overtop of the under painting are burnt umber, new gamboge, raw sienna, sepia, french ultramarine & yellow ochre.


Lisa Lorenz said...

Stunning work

Tracey said...

Thanks I have another update coming soon...I still have not wrecked it lol :) This is my first building and using a different technique & colors than usual so it is a really learning experience which is always scary but good :)