BONUS PROJECT:

That Love, Above

This is a bonus project for the workshop, that I decided to add in. It's created without wet palette, but you are welcome to use wet palette if you prefer. We mix glazing and layering in this work, and also I explain how I mute my palette to tone done all of the colors before we start painting, to create subdued, almost monochromatic looking work.

Below my summary of wet palette versus ordinary palette:

Supply list for this artwork:

hot pressed watercolor paper 14"x20", 140 lbs 300 gm, please use canvs panel or wrapped canvas, 9"x12" and 12"x16", it does not matter

 tear-off palette pad (you can create your palette on any piece of paper or use wet palette)

spray bottle to refresh your drying colors on a palette every now and then

sponge to dab a paint with

rag to wipe a brush on

large palette knife to move paint around

small palette knife to mix colors on your palette

brushes, I use filberts (flat ones with roundish corners), but you can use any brushes you prefer

stencils, I mostly used 1 from www.stencilgirlproducts.com

magazine or printed images of face, hands, flowers and a bird (you are welcome to use mine)

porcupine stick (or any sharp tool to scratch into wet paint)

acrylics: quinacridone red (substitutes: pyrrole red, naphthol red, quinacridone or permanent magenta, alizarin crimson), cadmium red light (substitutes: cadmium red medium, brilliant orange), indian yellow (substitutes: aureolin hue, hansa yellow, cadmium yellow, quinacridone gold or nickel azo gold), prussian blue (substitutes: phthalo blue, paynes grey, indigo, indanthrene blue), titanium white


Below is a simplified color wheel. I am going to give only what is essential for a project. I do not want to overcomplicate and go into a lengthy explanations of primary, secondary and tertiary color relationships. All you need to know for this class is that to mute or tone down all of the colors on your palette you need to add tiny bit of opposite color on the wheel. And you don't even need exact opposite, approximate opposite will work. To tone down my blue I ideally needed tiny bit of orange, but used red-orange (Cadmium Red Light) instead, it worked beautifully and gave me such wonderful greyish blue.

That Love, Above - Part 1

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That Love, Above - Part 2

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My below Pinterest board focuses on greyish monocromatic color inspiration, some are with added touch of color: red, pink or yellow. I hope it inspires you:

Inspiration stream on Story Art with white doves:

Christian Schloe

Christian Schloe

Catrin Welz Stein

Catrin Welz Stein

Misty Mawn

Misty Mawn

Sarah Jarrett

Sarah Jarrett

Solly Smook

Solly Smook

Steven Kenny

Steven Kenny