After a few months of Watercolor Coaching both on and off line. I see that there is a confusion about coloring and painting. Coloring is what we did in grade school. We selected colors that matched the object we wanted to fill in.
But painting is not coloring. Just like taking a photograph is not the same as seeing something in real life.
Sure, they are close but how do you get the magic to happen?
What I have learned so far:
We have all heard value does all the work and color gets the credit. This is true. But finding the right colors and values is not enough. There is also the variable of how forms are not one solid color but comprised of many. In the example on the left I have painted a yellow , red and blue box using triads of color. On the right I have done the same thing by coloring the boxes the solid value colors they are. Which do you prefer? If you want to learn how to do this and really use watercolor to its fullest potential do it now...click here and book your first online session with me and we will "get er done"!
8/14/2017 11:09:12 am
Very important point, well illustrated! I see this all the time on Insta!
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