Thursday, 17 April 2014

A Church Scene Using Two Primary Watercolour Pigments

An exercise I thought might be fun for my Art Society Group was to paint using  just two primary colours.  

Church and Vicarage
© Laura Moore

I chose indigo and quinacridone gold for the tonal range these colours can achieve. When these two colours are mixed they create muted greens.  All of which were ideal for the quintessentially British scene I wanted to paint.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Mixing Greens with Warm and Cool Yellows

To understand the temperature of the yellow hue family more fully, I devised the following exercise for myself.  All these leaves were painted using Prussian blue and various yellows.  Cool yellows produce fresh acidic greens and warm yellows produce earthy greens. 


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Watercolour Sketchbook Play Time

Having spent a few months preparing for this season’s string of exhibitions, it is now time to just chill out in my watercolour sketchbooks and get back to improving my skills of painting and observation. 

Chilli Pepper Study
Watercolour Sketchbook Artwork
Working on tone, colour and form.

Lavender and Iris Studies
Watercolour Sketchbook Artwork 
Working on looseness and tone. 

Pansy Leaf Study
Watercolour Sketchbook Artwork 
Working on plant structure in pen & wash.

Sawbridgeworth 10th Annual Exhibition