I’m still working on just using the 4 colors. Q. red, Q. gold, C. blue, and Prussian blue. I’ve painted this little fellow before. For some reason, as i was looking for inspiration, and decided i could do another painting. With the challenge of just the 4 colors, it felt new and fresh to me.
9×12 watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# rough.
Its been a while since i shared any paintings. After the Christmas Stroll, I was a little glum…nothing to motivate me. But I never stay that way for long! lol So i decided to repaint on of my recent paintings. The one of my husband riding among the cows. I read an article in the most recent Watercolor magazine about using just 4 colors. So i chose my colors…Quin. Red, Quin. Gold, Cobalt Blue, and Prussian Blue. These colors are WAY out of my comfort zone. I’ve had them in my palette for a long time but really avoid them most of the time. This was challenging but fun. So fun, in fact, that i’ve tried those colors in a winter scene too. I’m kinda loving it. So for now i plan to use these colors and really get to know them.
So, here’s the first one. The brighter version of Jay riding through a bunch of milling cows, late this fall during some fall work. This one is 11×15
Here’s the second one with the same color palette. Its interesting that the same colors can produce a wintery scene. I did try warming it up a bit with the red and yellow. I’ve cropped off some of each side. This one is about 11×10