This weekend I worked with the color Purple. Purple is such a fickle color and finding the right one can be tricky. I have some ready mixed ones that range from red tones to blue. I think I might need to work on mixing them. I hear French Ultramarine Blue is very good mixed with Alizarin Crimson.
Winter Landscape – Half A4 Bockingford – Winsor Violet and French Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
Working from a suggestion in the book, I painted the above landscape. There is supposed to be a path at the bottom of the page, but it was too dark and didn’t work out, so I am thinkin of cropping it as above. I might even add another line of trees under the sky to make a frozen lake in the middle. The painting should have been more like the one below:
You should just about make out the shadows on the snow. I will probably try this a few more times as I am still not sure about the bottom half of the painting. I do like how the trees and sky turned out though.
Lavender – Half A4 Bockingford
I’m still getting to grips with working with wet on dry and then adding water. These small sketches will make nice cards.
I know the painting below isn’t purple, but I worked with green a couple of weeks ago and made some backgrounds I really liked. This one below was used to paint some rosemary.
Rosemary – Half A4 Bockingford
I’m not sure about this. I really love the background, but not my rosemary. Practice, Practice, Practice. 🙂