Colours in my Eyes :: Couleurs dans mes yeux

As I mentioned yesterday, once I stop painting, even for a few days, my colours are not synchronized with my painting. So I find that whenever I am in this situation, this type of exercise really helps to bring back the colours in my eyes. So for the right hand side of the page I chose to use two of my favourite yellows which Aureolin Yellow (W&N) and New Gambodge (DS) and combine them with my favourite blues… in order to give me the greens that I really long for but quite often get a murky green instead of the green that I would like. So my blues were Cerulean Blue (DS), Cobalt Blue (DS), French Ultramarine (DS) and Cerulean Blue Tone (Schminke). This really helps me to see my colours as I am getting for tomorrow’s Sketchcrawl. For the left hand side of the page I chose two of my favourite reds, which are Alizarin Crimson (DS) and Mayan Violet (DS) and mixed them with the same blues as above to give me purples (I am thinking of the snow themes at the moment as I live in a norther climate).

Pour me remettre les couleurs dans mes yeux, j’ai décidé de faire ce petit exercise qui est en soi assez stimulant. J’ai choisi pour la page de droite mes deux jaunes préférés, Aureolin Yellow (DS) et New Gambodge (DS) et les mélanger avec mes bleus préférés qui sont Cerulean Blue (DS), Cobalt Blue (DS), French Ultramarine (DS) et Cerulean Blue Tone (Schminke) pour essayer de trouver les verts que je recherche et que trop souvent revirent sombres et obscurs. Pour la page de gauche j’ai choisi mes deux rouges préférés, Alizarin Crimson (DS) et Mayan Violet (DS) pour me donner les tons de violet-mauve qui sont si désirés pour notre belle neige. Donc voici l’exercice tout frais.

Paper: Larolan Watercolour Sketchbook
Watercolours: Daniel Smith / Winsor & Newton / Schminke
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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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