Triads in The Rocks

October 24, 2013 | Leave your thoughts

  So I have gone on a colour diet – using only a triad (plus maybe a burnt sienna occasionally such as the sketch on the right!) I am learning a lot about mixing … it is not hard to mix the colour I want but I want to be able to do it the most efficient way…so am having fun exploring and refining the order and quantities of the various paints. Still got a way to go before I am happy that I have achieved this.

I am not desperately missing some of my favourite paints like I thought I would … I am missing them but it is not a crisis not to have them. I am missing the granulation and I am not liking having so many over mixed colours…and really dislike how dirty my water is!


This sketch for example would have been so much cleaner using my normal kit.
It is a worthwhile exercise but I don’t think I will ever be a true triad girl.

With these things being my own explorations this week… you can imagine how much I am looking forward to doing a lesson on colour (watercolour) tomorrow at Balmoral.


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