Monday, February 25, 2013

Watercolor Study with Greys and Opacity

Title: "Operation Hex" or "Hex City".....not sure which I like yet. (22"x27").

 This started as a watercolor "pour start". There is texture in most areas and all colors are mixed/glazed with their complement to make luminous greys. No black paint got near this painting! I have checked all my watercolor tubes and removed all those that contain black. (I threw the Daniel Smith Indigo out and replaced with Da Vinci). Glazes with black deaden a wash fast!  There are many different sizes of hexagon-at least 5, and repetition with variation helps unify a painting. White Gouache (Holbein) was mixed with the complements and added over some of the darker areas to make them "Pop"-and placed next to transparent washes for contrast.

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