Thursday, May 24, 2007

Every day in May no. 24


Some more Kremer testing today (see previous post). Out of lack of fantasy I just chose to draw what was in front of me - my left hand. How original.

The two new colours added to my Kremer box made a huge difference, the red seems less prone to make mud with yellows or blues, and the violet is clear and bright, and seems more transparent than the mixes I did before. I used it alone for the shadow on the thumb in the drawing above.

This summer I will take this box out to do some serious painting with it - on larger size paper. I can´t wait to test it with land- and cityscapes.

The drawings are 12 x 8 and 8 x 12 cm, Lamy Safari, Noodler´s Lexington grey and Kremer watercolours on small Moleskine Watercolour pages.

9 comments:

Dave said...

These are really well done...hands are very difficult!

shirley said...

Nina,
You even make hands look like works of art! Can't wait to see more with the Kremer pigments.
Shirley

brian nelson said...

Great job with the hands. The colors look great too. Makes me want to give them a try.

E-J said...

Wow, these are excellent - and surprisingly large (don't ask me why I'm surprised ... probably only because I couldn't make a watercolour work at anything but a small scale).

Anonymous said...

Nina, Wonderful as always can you please let me know what size tip on fountain pen you use fine ex fine ? Thank you,
Linda

Nina Johansson said...

Linda,
I use an Extra Fine nib on the Lamy Safari. I have a Medium too, but on these tiny drawings I like EF better.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Lovely, Nina! Maybe I'll consider branching out to some other Kremer colors. They're intensely pigmented, wonderfully grainy, but sometimes too opaque and as you say, occasionally a little dull, the ones that come in the set anyway. I'll poke around and see what else is available!

Anita said...

Beautiful!!!

Christeen said...

These are awesome- I'm just dazzled by the wonderful color. I REALLY like how you've done these!