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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Liz Cutler #20 Self portrait Adjusted)

Another 9x12 watercolor, this time I did a minimal sketch with fewer layers of color.


Lorrie Klosterman said...

I like watching you work on depicting yourself! Is this done with three primary colors? Did you create the dark glasses with those instead of using black? It is so interesting to have these lively colors come together instead of mixing up the most accurate color beforehand and using that.

Kelly said...

...love this one, Liz. You are great with the color (also--cool glasses! :-)

MEliz said...

Thanks Kelly, Lorrie I don't use black so I mix the deepest colors togetherand think of complements alongside each other. I am afraid the thought of accuratly determining color , Then painting, is part of my undeveloped skill set. I get so caught up in the colors responding to each other; I get a sort of domino effect where I then change colors around the painting. ...sometimes it works , and then not. Using watercolor is a huge challenge for me, the edge comes quickly.Thanks!

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Hey Liz, I also don't use black, and try to create the darks with mixtures of a complementary colors. Sometimes it's "muddy" -- but other times it separates somewhat on wet paper in ways that I love. As you know, it's not always easy to get a good dark black with certain pigments mixed (LOL cerulean blue, forget it, right? but it makes a lovely gray with vermillion). I've been appreciating Payne's gray lately, and indigo, for their darkness right out of the tube.