Thursday, November 17, 2016

A sunset series Inspired by color

I painted this sunset live on about an hour ago. I wanted to experiment with some new Daniel Smith watercolors. The colors are listed as the Shirley Trevena set.
Earlier, in my morning class at the gallery, I combined some of the new colors with some of my own in this demonstration.
I think it's a good idea to work in a series as you experiment with new colors, comparing their properties to those of your accustomed pigments.
I never copy a photo reference. It is sadly lacking, compared to the real thing. However, this photo is what inspired my ongoing sunset series.