Purple Curve

More experimentation with glazing today. I like the two different transparent yellows that I used for glazing (lemon and Sennelier yellow).Holbein’s peacock blue is a beautiful transparent blue I used to layer on top of the yellows and reds. I didn’t glaze with reds, as they were not transparent.  


Today’s free form began as a pencil sketch. The colors are muted and variable because there are layers of pigments. At first, the colors were bold, some of them less so, depending the properties of the pigments themselves. For example, the earth tone pigments (warm sepia in particular) are subdued and absorb more light than […]


I continue the exploration of merging earth tones (particularly quinacridone nickel) with blues and purples in today’s watercolor. With subsequent layers of glazes, and some lifting of pigments, I created a piece that is layered across the two dimensions of the paper, as well as in the third dimension. The third dimension is built up with microscopically thin […]