Straight lines are over-rated

August 7, 2014 | 8 Comments

So are parallel lines!

Not to mention staying within the lines, perfect washes and planning before you start.

This is a very simple post just to say that good strong lines, juicy washes, bold brushstrokes, making it up as you go is more fun!


Listing of paints:

DS Cobalt Blue PB28

DS Buff Titanium PW6
DS Quinacridone Gold PO49
DS Hansa Yellow Medium PY97

WN Cobalt Turquoise Light PG50
DS Sap Green PO48 PG7 PY150
DS Transparent Pyrrol Orange PO71

DS Monte Amiata Natural Sienna PBr7
WN Potters Pink PR233
DS Quinacridone Rose PV19

DS Transparent Red Oxide PR101
SCH French Ultramarine PB29

DS Van Dyke Brown PBr7
DS Cerulean Blue Chromium PB36

Steels Grey (a pre mix of WN Cobalt Deep Blue with a little DS Quin Burnt Orange and a touch of DS Quin Rose)
DS Indanthrone Blue PB60
WN Winsoe Blue (red shade)

Note : DS = Daniel Smith, WN = Winsor Newton


  • Liz Steel says:

    you never know crimson leaves… I sure in your own way you do!!!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thanks dulcy… so many long posts lately I needed to change the tempo!

  • Liz Steel says:

    ha ha Caroline!!!!! might be tommy's distortion but I did the whole sketch before TOmmy has probably done 3 lines! I am still up doing housework 11.45pm!

  • Oh I do wish I had the imagination to rolling on when things happen!

  • dulcy says:

    Simple, and to the point. That's when I'm having fun. Love this post!

  • Caroline says:

    My first thought was that Tommy Kane had invaded your blog. Which is pretty funny considering you are both up on SBS tomorrow. Good luck! Try to make sure you get some sleep!

  • JOAN says:

    I hope you find time for sleep. Your class at SBS starts tomorrow (Fri) in the Western USA where I live. I looked it up: Sydney, Aust. is 17 hours ahead of Pacific Daylight Time! How in the world does this work out for you? I know you only can tend to questions during your waking hours, but it's hard to wrap my head around this…it will be late evening of the following day (Sat) when I open the class on Fri morning here. Yikes.

  • Serena Lewis says:

    Great advice, Liz. 🙂

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