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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

121024 French Baroque




My first attempt at a sketch with the minimal palette... Help- how do I mix a nice grey- warm grey with pthalo blue (a scary colour when one is used to cobalt blue deep!)... These neutrals are a bit green. All done with a 15mm flat brush brush.

More about Kate’s color challenge here
artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/the-color-...

For those that are interested (my Australian friends or those that love classical music) I am listening through (online) the Class 100 Music of France countdown from a fortnight ago as I missed most of it at the time. www.abc.net.au/classic/classic100/default.htm

2 comments:

  1. Liz, as far as I can work out you should be able to get the grey you want by mixing the Phthalo Blue with Burnt Sienna and a touch of Permanent Rose (to kill the green). However, for me this only works with Phthalo Blue (Red Shade), if you are using Phthalo Blue (Blue Shade) you are going to get a cold grey.

    Very effective sketch though.

    I've been trying to resist being distracted by Cathy's challenge but she's made it very appealing, hasn't she?

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  2. thanks Robyn I am going to try it again- but great point about red shade- I am using green shade!

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