Today’s watercolor experiment: My warmup exercise today is not directly related to today’s experiment. I love the unpredictability of watercolor washes with more than two colors, so couldn’t resist doing another one today. I began with cerulean blue and washed a small (2″) strip at the top of the paper; cerulean blue seems to require a LOT of […]


Today’s watercolor experiment: Based on my variegated-wash warmup today, I decided to try one on a larger scale. I also experimented with different pigments. I used cerulean blue (from Daniel Smith) as the first wash. After opening the new tube of this pigment, I was confronted with a honey-like discharge, with very little pigment. I […]

Lesson 4

Today’s warmup exercise: Working with the same colors and previous warmup exercises (Scales, Limber Session), namely yellow ochre, cadmium red light, cobalt blue and the gray resulting from mixing the red and the blue. I tried variegated (meaning,  ‘a variety of colors) washes today. The lesson I followed in the Tate Watercolour Manual, Lessons from the […]

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