Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Small Bird

Small bird
7" square, pen and watercolor

Still on with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. I had some American Journey watercolors out in my porcelain palette so used those for the coloring. Green's very muted on purpose since I started from brown and then added still more red to get the brown in the bird.

That's what I get with Ultramarine, Alizarin and a warm orange cast Joe's Yellow - greens will be muted and violets intense. Better that than the other way around but I'd have liked it better with the clean secondaries of a lemon yellow. I'd still have used a muted green in this painting but being able to get bright greens would help with control and with other subjects.

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