Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3-Color Challenge, Next Painting

I started my third 3-color challenge painting for Myrna Wacknov's December challenge (I'm hoping to do one a week).

As a reminder, the 3 colors this time are:Hansa Yellow Deep + Pyrrol Orange + Phthalo Blue (Red Shade)
All are Daniel Smith colors.

I was going to use a mix of Lunar Black + the blue and orange for my blacks in this one but I think I can get dark enough with just the blue + orange this time.

This is the photo (taken by Jerry) of our pet, a little red-eyed tree frog we "adopted" from one of Jerry's past photography students who is now in medical school in Seattle.

And this is the beginning glaze of yellow I used. This is on a 1/8 sheet (7 1/2" x 11") of Arches 140# hotpress paper. I put some oxgall in my water tub to help the colors stay wetter and slide over the hotpress paper. You'll see the effects of that more when I start adding the blues to get the greens (with the colors I'm using, I won't get those bright greens but that's the luck of the draw).


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

This tree frog painting will be something! I love it so far and hope to see the finished result soon. Looking good so far!


About said...

Just had a short cruise through your site! It's great to see how others do this blogging thing. I love all the pictures and step-by-steps you post. I'm getting some great ideas. I'll be back. Want to do the link thing? I hear it's good for business :)

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Susan. I can't get red with the colors I'm using, of course, but I may be able to pull this one off.
Tracy, I'd love to link - will do mine now :) and welcome to the blog-o-sphere - it's a wild and wacky place out here but oh so creative!