A Colorful approach

I'm trying out a new-to-me palette of colors. It's a secondary palette, and the 6 main colors mix to create pure secondaries, unlike the primary palette, which creates a more subdued set of combinations. Here's a look at the latest color wheel and the first painting using the new palette. The neutral colors are most certainly the challenge here, I'll need to improve my control of the pigments, but I'm looking forward to the dance! wpid2667-DSC_9974.jpg   watercolor on 100% cotton paper   watercolor on 100% cotton paper

Watercolor dog

I love my Papillon buddy, Ace. He's so serious about having fun and yet patient when I want to do weird stuff to him, like make him wear a hat. Today Ace supervised my watercolor pours. He's wearing a lovely shade of Winsor Blue (green shade) on his feet. Oh yeah, it's a staining color.

A Surprisingly nice yellow

It's been rainy all weekend, so I decided to do some research into various color palettes. Handprint.com is a marvelous website for watercolor information. I found it very interesting that the author, Bruce MacEvoy likes PY150, which is a nickel Azo. Winsor & Newton label it as Transparent Yellow, series 1A. Be advised that they also have a Transparent Yellow, PY97 (Arylamide) which is a series 2. That means it's a bit more expensive, about $4. The colors on first glance aren't even similar, the series 1A yellow looks like yellow ochre in the tube, while the series 2 yellow is clear and bright. I consider myself a power-user of transparent yellow, and had considered the series 1A a mistake until yesterday. This yellow is rich, and when blended out with water it becomes bright and transparent. It lifts out almost to the white of the paper and makes a wonderful orange when mixed with Cadmium Red PR108. Here's a little sparrow I painted using PY150. watercolor on 100% cotton paper

Painting at the pond

The most difficult part of painting outside on a beautiful autumn morning is keeping to the flow of traffic on the way home.  Haha!  You can see the spiral of the notebook. I'm enjoying the anticipation of rising on Monday mornings! watercolor on 100% cotton paper Interested parties may contact me here:Kittie@KDeemer.com

I don’t know her

but here she is. I found her in my watercolor drawer, drawn in lightly on the paper, but nothing else. I can't find any reference photographs anywhere, so I'm thinking that I drew her from life. The more I painted, the more I thought about her. I guess this is another one that may become a larger work. Maybe my moratorium on painting is over. Yay! Unknown watercolor on 100% cotton paper; study Interested parties may contact me here: Kittie@KDeemer.com