After trying different color combinations, I finally settled on Ultramarine Blue, New Gamboge and Cadmium Red Medium. All three are semi-opaque and sedimentary, particularly the blue. They don't float on the water like the staining/transparent colors I've been using this past year. Being semi-opaque, they settle in the rough paper I chose to paint on, giving the painting a completely different flavor than I've gotten used to.
Shaking things up a bit from time to time is good for me, right? Keep me learning and from getting into a rut. That's the idea, anyway.
|The first pause to step back and take a look. Not sure about that green...|
|Close-up you can see that the green mixture continues to lift and move around with every layer I put on. This is not what I'm used to! No masque on this piece, I'm painting around the thorny edges.|
|This might work out alright, but I'm not so sure tonight. Time will tell.|
I love the blues and violets this is making. Not so happy with the greens, but I've come too far to change course now. Press on, woman!