I thought the mauve would be a good contrast to the earth-tone background. I used transparent, iron-based pigments.  Looking back on the past several paintings, it seems I have a tendency to lay down my colors in ‘S’-shaped strokes. I’ll have to look into that. Once again I used compressed air (and gravity) to move […]

Desert Island

Today’s watercolor experiment: Today’s experiment began as a test of wet-on-wet mixing of cobalt blue with cadmium red light. I traced a clear-water arc into which I bled some cobalt blue. Along the curvature, red made its appearance. The red was much more saturated than the cobalt blue, which I painted on the far side […]