Tuesday, March 8, 2016

African Violets

9x12 watercolor that is today's work from life on 140 lb cold press Canson paper.  My pot is more gamboge yellow than lemon yellow, and of course the dark purple-blue violets do not have dashes of permanent rose either.  As violets leaves are thick and velvet texture I tried to imitate both color and actual tactile sensations.  For them I used thalo green mixed with periwinkle blue and quinacridone violet, with some quin gold and UB.  For darks I used a blue called Indanthrene and really like its properties, and also indigo blue plus quin burnt orange.  Yellow pot was arylide by DaVinci.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

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