|Blocks. Watercolor. |
Approximately 11x18 inches.
I started with hansa yellow medium, ultramarine blue, napthamide maroon, and cadmium orange hue from daniel smith. On the second go around, I thought areas of the painting needed to be more connected by shape, and I couldn't go lighter in the top quarter unless I started to pull in crayon. I tried going back with indigo to block out larger shapes, and think that works reasonably well. (I think it would work better with different colors. Sometimes I put a palette together, and then wonder what I was thinking.)
There are a couple of take away lessons for me.....one's not to give up on a painting too early....I see this when kids draw and paint, where they make two marks and think they've made a mistake. They want a new piece of paper immediately rather than soldiering on. The second is to balance shapes with color.