Slowvember, slow start.

  • Ready to paint tomorrow.

  • @xin-li it's going to be BEAUTIFUL!

  • WIP: I have no clue how much color I need to mix to cover an area. So I always mixed too little. Right now, the color is all over the place, due to I keep mixing color when it is run out, and every time I mix it ends up slightly different.
    Am I frustrated? yes. Is this fun? also yes.
    Is there a way to harmonize the color at this stage? would glaze on top work?

  • @xin-li I like the variations! It is fun to watch what happens with watercolor 😊

    You may already be doing this, but sometimes it helps to mix your colors (more than you think you need) in clear glass jars at the deepest shade, then use your palette (or smaller containers) to lighten the values of that mix.

    If you really want to unify an area, a transparent glaze of one hue (I would not mix for glazing) can work, but I would not glaze over the darks at the bottom. You could glaze one area in a cool transparent hue, the focal point in a warm version of that hue, for example. But I would test the glazing on scraps first to see if it's an effect you like.

    Glad you are having fun!

  • Progress so far. The color is way off compared to the color study. I might try to a glaze of green tone tomorrow to bring the color closer to the color study.
    @BichonBistro thank you for the watercolor tip.

  • SVS OG

    @xin-li You said: "Am I frustrated? yes. Is this fun? also yes." Love it! This sums up why we make art!

    Also, I like your warm windows. And I think the purplish-blue has enough harmony.

    Do you do watercolors frequently? I thought maybe you did digital more, but I'm not sure.

  • @xin-li I think this is working well! Blue is complementary color of orange and purple complementary of yellow, so unless this goes against your vision for the piece, I wouldn’t worry about matching to your original color study.

  • @LauraA I normally work digitally. But I learned a lot of working with wet media during this year's inktober. Color is tricky for me with watercolor. It helped a lot by followed SVS watercolor courses by Vesper Stamper and Lee. @BichonBistro also gave me lots of useful watercolor tips.

  • @xin-li said in Slowvember, slow start.:

    The color is way off compared to the color study

    The colour may not be the same as the study, but it still works really well. Blue and orange is always a winning combo 😃

  • @xin-li looks great so far!

  • Thank you, everyone, for tips, supports, critiques, and encouragement. I finished the painting. The result is posted at the contest thread.

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