I’m trying to reduce colours (refer to previous posts to find out more!)
Rather than doing elaborate neat colour charts (something that would be a little out of character), I prefer just to practice mixing the colours in my palette and doing a swipe of paint on the page.
The emphasis is on getting into the right mixing habit, how much paint to pick up and in what order, and how to adjust a mix on the palette. Therefore the colours are all from the one mix but testing different variations and ratios of colour etc.
I’m having trouble matching a blue-grey with what I am used to*… But I am happy for (and needing) a change.
* mixed from WN Cobalt Deep Blue and Daniel Smith Burnt Quin Orange… My personal gourmet version of the standard French ultramarine and burnt sienna.
I REALLY love having this separate book and find it so useful to re-visit different exercises.
I am going out sketching tomorrow (all being well) and it is going to be my first out with this minimal set.