Saturday, May 26, 2007

Every day in May no. 26


Just a little experiment with Kremer watercolours. Tried a light wash (raw sienna and irgazine red) over the whole page except the flowers, and then a dark wash (quindo rosa d and pthalo green) over the background, leaving the lighter wash on the plant.

Today was not a good drawing day, and I guess this was an attempt to make something out of a rather dull drawing. I´ve often discovered that drawings that you don´t like tend to shape up if you just don´t give up on them too early. Or, if the drawing doesn´t get better from your hard work, at least you often learn something in the end. For example that quindo rosa d and pthalo green make a pretty interesting grey. :)

8 x 12 cm, Lamy Safari, Noodler´s Lexington grey and Kremer watercolours on a small Moleskine Watercolor page.

9 comments:

Anna said...

Thanks for writing about which colors you mix - I always find the how-to's interesting to read. I quite like the painting too!

Anita said...

Well done for keeping at it, the results are quite beautiful!

Emma Pod said...

This is a very pretty painting! And I like your thoughts on sticking with something long enough to either turn it around or learn something useful. I also like your building from yesterday.

Dave said...

Very effective painting; I love the quality of the dark wash especially.

Africantapestry said...

Thisis so great Nina! Your playing around produced some beautiful effects!
ronell

Toni said...

Just wanted to say I just got done viewing all your drawings for May so far. Wonderful and I commend you for this effort.
Not sure i would last but would like to give it a go sometime.

Kate said...

I totally agree. So many times I'll think one of my drawings is horrible - but if I keep going it will end up being one of my favorites.

drb said...

And also, you see the difference between the painting you intended and the painting that actually happened.

The difference continues to seem like error to you. Others won't see this, they'll just see it as it is, liking it, or not, on its own merits.

Me: I like it. Thanks for putting it up.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

just stunning Nina.