Friday, October 30, 2020



This didn't turn out the way I envisioned it, but I think next time I'll get closer.
The first error was I chose the wrong paper. Actually, I did four drawings--all subjects requiring wet, flowing washes-- on paper I pulled from a Kilimanjaro sample pack, assuming it was 140 lb, but once the paper got wet (and floppy and wouldn't hold more pigment), I began to suspect it was 90 lb.
My storm clouds started off too intensely blue violet. (Can't lay off the smalt!) Adding burnt umber helped.
I am pretty happy with green section, mostly with the little whites I left, though it could be darker.


RH Carpenter said...

Well, I love that dark cloud and the greens - gorgeous, rich, vibrant colors that say Storm is Comin’!!

RH Carpenter said...

2nd try to post - not sure what’s happening with Blogger/Google today!!
I love the dark, stormy sky and that rich color in the cloud and in the greens!!