6th day ... Renaissance triad or the obscure

Publié le par Désiré Herman

That's it, I leave my comfort zone.

 

Yes, the three colors that make up this triad have no place on my palette every day.

 

Payne's gray contains black and dulls a transparent watercolor and the burnt Sienna is semi-opaque. For those who know me it's enough to move them away from my palette.

I am well aware that a lot of watercolorist swear by these nuances and this triad allows me to use them again and see if my opinions have changed ...

 

This triad is composed of:

 

  • Raw Sienna: Pbr7
  • Burnt Sienna: PBr7
  • Payne's Gray: PB29 + PBk9
Renaissance Triad with Daniel Smith watercolor paints
Renaissance Triad with Daniel Smith watercolor paints

This triad is very limited.

 

It consists of two colors that granulate and produce texture (Payne Gray and Burnt Sienna).

No yellows or blues (Yet Payne's gray is produced with PB29 Ultramarine Blue) and a dull red produced by the burnt Ssienna.

 

Painting with this triad is quickly translated into the realisation of a monochrome watercolor ...

 

I still did a sub-painting with a mixture of two Siennas, because for the challenge it is stipulated not to do drawing and paint directly.

 

I still use my favorite technique of painting shadows with 2 brushes (color + water).

 

Here is the overview

Underpainting with a mix of 2 Siennas to realise this painting
Underpainting with a mix of 2 Siennas to realise this painting

And here is how it looks after glazing over the subpainting

Finished watercolor painting of Stormlights using the Renaissance Triad with Daniel Smith's watercolors
Finished watercolor painting of Stormlights using the Renaissance Triad with Daniel Smith's watercolors

The burnt Sienna and the Payne's Grey produce a deep black, but less luminous than a mixture of complementary like a Pyrrole red with a Phtalo green or an indanthrene blue with a permanent orange ...

 

Otherwise there is texture and granulation that make their application interesting. These colors can be used for old rusty objects. Otherwise, the creation of a watercolor with these colors is quite limited.

 

I can see myself doing this watercolor again with other hues ...

 

Here is my work plan with the mixing palette, the tubes used and the finished watercolor.

My working space featuring paints, mixing palette and finished painting
My working space featuring paints, mixing palette and finished painting

Well now I have to find another topic for today's challenge # 7 with a vibrant earth tone palette, consisting of a Quinacridone Gold triad (PO49 and yes I still have some left ...), Brown Madder PR206 and indigo PB60 + PBk6.

 

A triad close to the Renaissance but more vibrant.

 

See you tomorrow or a few days later ...

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