skinny-dipping / watercolor abstract

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I bought raw Sienna, burnt Sienna and cobalt blue. This is a test of transparency and how the colors look overlapping and blending. I made it fun by doing a skinny-dipping abstract. The colors look better in real life than they do in this photo. A big part of improving my watercolors is to do random color swatches until I’m more familiar with the paint. It might seem like a huge waste of time and paper, but every step counts toward the goal of mastering the medium, which could take years, so there’s no rush, or limit on supplies I’ll go through. Now I know I’ll enjoy using these colors together and I like the blends I got.

9 thoughts on “skinny-dipping / watercolor abstract”

  1. I have stacks of sheets of color blending experiments. That’s really the only way to figure out what you like and how to do it. I have mine color-coded so I know what paints I used to make each sample. Makes it easier to reproduce later since I’ve always had a lousy memory!

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