I decided to go try out further upstream from the spot that I painted Daring Watercolor #16 . I should had arrived even sooner because I had only about one hour of the best lighting.
I have several areas that I don’t care for….on painting #1, there was a large amount of blue paint that settled in a valley and then dried, leaving a blue strip. On painting #2 the rock on the left with the shadows doesn’t seem to have enough value range and just “sits there”.
My learning points:
- Fun to charge in Cerulean blue to watch it boss other colors around. So far the only color that I have discovered is as “bossy” is yellow.
- Don’t be timid to put down bold dark passages and forego the typical watercolor technique of light to dark. With my squirrel hair mop saturated with water, endeavor to connect the shapes and watch magic happen. Fun!
- Allow the colors to mix on the paper, charge the wet paper with color.