Mixing Chart, Watercolor Journal

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I made a mixing chart with cool, dark colors running down the left side and warm, brighter colors across the top of the page. With each warm color, a drop of dark color was addded with each stripe downward. The many shades of greens and purples are amazing. One of my goals with painting is to keep a limited palette, so now I understand color mixing a little bit more, and I’m confident I don’t need to purchase a ton of colors.

Today, I attempted to paint a little sketch from a photo–no tutorial. I have to say, it doesn’t even resemble the photo.

I also practiced using the large, flat brush with a Peter Sheeler tutorial.

And I painted four tiny “spontaneous” paintings where you quickly add color here and there, and then after it dries, add detail to turn it into something. The top right is inspired by artist Millie Gift Smith.

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