We are nearing the end of this particular journey. In this lesson I want to introduce you to the idea of doing a colour study prior to starting your next painting. It has turned out to be such an invaluable learning tool for me.
Below is the Cadmium Yellow Medium value string that you will need to create to do this painting. I think in the video I thought the colour I had used was Cad Yellow Light...but I was wrong. I corrected that mistake.
Cadmium Yellow Medium starts at a Value 8, add white to bring up the value to 9, and a 50/50 mixture of Raw Umber and Burnt Umber to bring the value down to Value 3. Don't worry about Value 1 & 2 as I found that I didn't hardly drop down to value 4 while painting.
Below is the colour study that I completed. It measures 7 x 12.5 cm (2 3/4 x 5 in). It is simple and took just 30 minutes to complete. A small amount of extra time is so worthwhile to ensure that you will be happy with the final larger painting that will be 17.5x12.5cm (7x5in).
I have a pdf download of the lemons for both the small colour study and the final painting. Link is below
Yellowknife watercolour and acrylic artist Shawna Lampi-Legaree’s latest venture can best be summarized as capturing moments of beauty from the world around her.
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