|Shades of Gray|
Watercolour on Saunders Waterford Rough 300gsm Paper
28.5cm x 38cm
I first started with just a little 11"x 8" study to try out colours and see how well they worked with the salt but I was so inspired by what was happening on the paper that I worked further to bring out the little guys face. With the study confirming my colour choices and the exciting texture they bring, I went ahead and created my larger watercolour. Of course working with this fascinating medium guarantees unique results every time anyway, but and to keep the inspiration fresh in my mind and the sense of that "first time" unique work I flipped the reference image and also added an additional pigment - burnt sienna.
Here is my initial study painting - colours tested were: Cobalt Turquoise light, Indanthrene Blue,
Indigo, Winsor Yellow and Permanent Rose