I don’t really have much more to say about the Green, Purple and Orange triad I’ve been using for the past couple of months, except to say that I’ve enjoyed the versatility of it. I’ve sketched light furred dogs and black and white dogs, and people with all different skin tones. It has been fun and exciting to play with. Here’s one more for the record books…
And yes, it’s on a discontinued watercolor paper. Drat.
Coming up, as I begin to get back to a regular posting schedule you’ll see a lot of discontinued paper. I found a lot of odds and ends as I was doing the downsizing. (I’m still in the middle of the downsizing, or at least I hope I’m in the middle and it will be completed soon!)
If you aren’t used to switching around the pigments that you depend on, be sure you work with a new limited palette everyday for at least a week. (Of course, groan my students, she thinks you need to do this for a month.) Then look at all your pieces with your fresh eye and see not only how you’ve grown in the use of that palette, but also how your eye is now adjusted to using it and thinking in terms of those palettes.
Also expect to work a little more slowly. You know you can mix a neutral by taking X and Y, but you aren’t using X and Y today so you have to think through the best way to get a warm or cool neutral as needed with the colors you are working with.
This type of mental gymnastics is good for you—better than that morning Sudoku! Have Fun!