21 February 2015

The right colours...

Burnt sienna, sapgreen, Van Dyck's brown, ultramarine blue.

Het vinden van de goede kleuren voor een onderwerp is leuk als je het op deze manier doet. 
Herinner je je nog het blog '100 Washes'? Zo jammer dat het niet meer bestaat.
Een groep van 7 'washing girls' zijn een nieuw blog begonnen: A Wash a Week Challenge blog. Neem eens een kijkje en laat je inspireren.


Finding the right colours for a subject can be fun when you do it like this.
Do you remember the '100 Washes' blog? Such a pity it does not exist anymore.
A group of 7 'washing girls' started a new blog: A Wash a Week Challenge blog. Take a look and be inspired.



21 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous in their own right, Judy. I love making little colour studies. I keep offcuts of watercolour paper for this. Also use the back of old paintings. My studio is filled with little pieces of watercolour paper with colour studies.

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  2. These inspired this oil paint gal. Excellent idea, I thought, as I struggled all night thinking about what palette to use for the painting I just started. If it works for watercolor, why not oils. Thanks Judy!

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  3. Thanks Vandy!
    Thanks Linda, glad to be of help! :) I was looking for the right colours for painting onions, but not happy with this. What will you use these colours for, I bet something completely different!

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  4. Gorgeous little studies Judy. We would get no where fast without them. Have fun exploring. xx

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  5. In my blog list, the thumbnail of your painting looked like a fish swimming!

    Great fun ... great result!

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  6. Unos hermosos ejercicios en acuarela, en la búsqueda perfecta para satisfacer una necesidad...(yo estoy en algo similar, pero el tema es un cielo abierto, con rayos de luz pasando entre las nubes, y me ha resultado algo difícil!)... ;)

    Abrazo grande y felicitaciones.

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  7. I find color inspiration in so many places - just this week a beautiful Persian rug inspired me. I read that Van Gogh kept a basket of variously colored yarns nearby to use as color inspiration.

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  8. Been checking out the wash a week and loving the format and the input.

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  9. Hi Judy,
    It is always a very good idea to test how the pigments will work together before using them in a painting, and you're right - this is a fun way to do it.
    Kathryn XX

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  10. Hi Judy,
    Thanks for spreading the word on your popular blog about the wash a week. Love these little studies! It's such a great habit to get into doing. (and a healthy habit too!)

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  11. Test colors, to paint  new projects is a beautiful moment.
    A palette harmonious, that this will be useful in the future if
    this time it was not what you wanted!
    All blogs offering experimentation of color and washes are charming for those who love the colors and their effects like me.
    Have a nice week of happy painting !!!

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  12. One can see a landscape forming in the first wash. It is so much fun letting colors do their thing and seeing what comes out. I've been keeping an eye on the "Wash a week" blog, some experiments are truly inspirational. Have fun, Judy!

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  13. With these beautiful washes, anything else is possible. Or, they stand on their own.

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  14. The washes are beautiful, and they look like landscapes.

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  15. Buscar los colores apropiados es un trabajo interesante ademas de necesario. Un abrazo.

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  16. I do remember that blog yes! Quite a few over the years seem to have disappeared, but luckily some new ones are beginning to emerge which is good news!

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  17. Leuke experimenten en wat een interessante blog van de 'wasvrouwtjes". Ben meteen volger geworden. Leuk Judy!

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  18. Unfortunately I don't work with watercolors but I LOVE seeing these washes come to life.

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  19. JUDY - THIS IS LOVELY AND I ENJOYED THE COLORS YOU USED FOR THIS LANDSCAPE - HAVE A GOOD WEEK.

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  20. Had hoped you might join us JUdy :) ... Beautiful washes ...love the green .

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