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Watercolor Demonstration 7
'Blue and Gray'

This painting was completed using a set of Shinhan watercolors, a sponge, a one-inch flat brush and a toothbrush.

Starting Out   Starting Out
This painting began with the barest of pencil sketches, followed by a few strokes of Peacock Blue. I used the one-inch flat brush to lay in the basic shapes.
     
Gray   Gray
To darken up some of the original forms, I applied a mixture of Ivory Black, Chinese White and Cobalt Blue.
     
Violet   Violet
At this point I started using a chunk of natural sponge to create textures. I dabbed on a thin layer of Violet, let it dry, and then added another layer using a greater pigment-to-water ratio.
     
Warmth   Warmth
Mixing a little Burnt Sienna into the leftover blues and grays added some warmth to the figure.
     
Background   Background
The same colors used on the figure were used to fill in the background. The basic idea was okay but I felt it needed a few more layers to darken things up a bit.
     
Finishing   Finishing
With some additional texture added to the background, it was time to start using the toothbrush to fling specks of various colors (Opera, Olive Green) onto the painting. This is how the finished work appears on my art website.

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