French Baroque

October 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

My first attempt at a sketch with a minimal palette…

Help- how do I mix a nice grey – (a warm grey) with phthalo 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.

More about Kate’s color challenge here…

For those that are interested (my Australian friends or those that love classical music) I am listening my way through the Classical 100 Music of France countdown from a fortnight ago as I missed most of it at the time.


  • 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?

  • Liz Steel says:

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

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