Violins in the Street

Some days it easier to make art than others.  I started today’s watercolor in the same manner as yesterday. I drew three contours with my 4B pencil. I interrupted the shape that runs diagonally from lower left to upper right, with a pair of parallel, gently-curved lines. Yesterday I discussed the bi-tonal qualities of Daniel Smith’s (DS) Rose of […]

Autumn Sky

Today’s watercolor experiment: I have really been enjoying the Moonglow pigment, manufactured by Daniel Smith. Previous posts using this pigment include: Discontinuous Bird of Paradise, Concentric and Granulation. Its component pigments include ultramarine blue (PB29), Anthraquinoid Red (PR177) and Viridian green (PG18). As one might surmise, a mixture of the primary colors would tend to result in a […]

Discontinuous Bird of Paradise

Today’s watercolor experiment: I began today with an unsatisfactory color wash of my paper. Somehow the strokes with my wide brush just didn’t do it. Maybe it was the colors: cerulean blue, cadmium red light and aureolin yellow.  I blotted up as much as I could, hair-driered it and started over. I do enjoy the granular Moonglow pigment […]