Day 4 Old Bridge on the Aigue-Brun

Publié le par Désiré Herman

And it goes on, here I am in my fourth triad ... to realize this landscape of an old bridge.

This watercolor, made in less than an hour, represents an old bridge "A Coquille" on Aigue-Brun in Bonnieux in the Lubéron in the South of France.

 

Here I used 3 colors according to the Intensity triad, which is very close to the primaries.

 

The Intensity Palette with watercolor paints from Daniel Smith
The Intensity Palette with watercolor paints from Daniel Smith

This triad is composed of:

 

Hansa Yellow Medium PY97

Quinacridone Magenta PR202

Phtalo Blue green shade PB15: 3.

 

I used my favorite technique, ie, making a first sketch of dark and intermediate tones, using monochrome painting with a mix of blue and red. I do use one color charged brush together with a clean water loaded brush to disperse the paint. I am showing you a photo of this stadium.

Monochrome under-painting with a mix of Magenta and Phtalo Blue
Monochrome under-painting with a mix of Magenta and Phtalo Blue

And here is the finished painting ...

Bridge on the Aigue-Brun made with the "Intensity" triad with paintings by Daniel Smith
Bridge on the Aigue-Brun made with the "Intensity" triad with paintings by Daniel Smith

In terms of mixtures, we almost get close to the primary colors.

 

It's just the Hansa Yellow which is slightly warm which results in greens, although very natural and beautiful, but slightly tarnished.

 

It's the same with the choice of Phthalo blue shades green, which in combination with the Magenta, produces beautiful purples with a red subtone, but one can not create a very dark bluish purple.

 

You also get very dark neutrals, but always with a small shade of green or red or blue according to the mixed quantities.

 

That said, the mixed blacks are transparent and vibrant are my happiness.

My working space with mixing palettes for creating this watercolor painting
My working space with mixing palettes for creating this watercolor painting

 

I hope you enjoy this spring atmosphere of Provence.

 

I see you next time, tomorrow or in 2, 3 days.

After completing this challenge and published the mono pigmented colors swatches (Orange, Purples and Greens will come next in color studies), I will devote a video and article to this underpainting technique.

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