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January Color Series

Last Fall Laura F. shared her 2005 color series with the EDM group.  I am such a novice with watercolor paints that I just made the change from student grade pan paints to Winsor-Newton artist grade tube paints.  This seemed like a great time to play with color mixing (my favorite part), so I used blue to January - a frosty cold winter month in the Northeast. 

Cool: Permanent Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine Blue, Winsor Lemon

Warm: Cadmium Red, Winsor Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium  

To learn how to mix colors using these two triads, I sketched objects in my apartment and tried to duplicate the colors for 6 months.  These are from January 2006, my Blue Month.   









Hi Shirley! These are neat!! I too just bought a few tubes of WN ... I have their Cotman pans ... how are you liking the tubes? I'm not sure the tubes are as vivid as I thought they would be.

Shirley, what lovely pages! I'm glad you're enjoying your color studies--I certainly enjoyed mine and found them extremely helpful.

Very nicely done. You've handled your color project very well. Something to think about, that's for sure. Hope to see your February sketches. Now that March is coming up, what color--possibly green?

Beautiful sketches! I am also learning about watercolor and you and Laura are such an inspiration. Thanks!

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