Almost forgot to post my own work, lol!
I had a touch of insomnia last night so I played around with a couple of ideas I had.
I’m playing with a new triad of Chrome Orange, Quinacridone Violet and Ultramarine Blue but this time I had a couple of ideas I wanted to try instead of a circle triad (though I’ll do one of those as well). By the way, Orange, Red-Violet and Blue-Violet are considered to be a very powerful triad, but I’ve never found any specific pigments mentioned anywhere, so this is my first attempt to find the ones that work best.
First, I used the Saran Wrap method from Watercolor without Boundaries Part III, but with the twist that I just wet the paper very thoroughly before adding the Saran Wrap, so that the color drizzled under the wrap is the only color. I think I like this better, but I’m still not sure what I’ll do with this yet.
Next, I wanted to just put the colors next to each other instead of glazing or mingling them. I didn’t worry if they did mingle a bit. I was surprised to see that my Quinacridone Violet granulated–it isn’t marked as doing so at the M. Graham site. It was especially noticeable where it mingled with the Chrome Orange. Just goes to show that every tube of watercolor is unique.
I was working off photos of Dusty Miller, and sort of used the negative painting technique. I was tired enough at this point that I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, and it shows.
Colors: Chrome Orange, Quinacridone Violet and Ultramarine Blue.
I’m thinking of swapping out Phthalo Blue (RS) instead Ultramarine Blue, but it might overpower the Chrome Orange. We’ll see.