Sunday, 25 January 2015

Day 25 - Neutral Colours

8"x8" on 300gsm Watercolour Paper
I did it!  Yes, I can paint in neutral colours if I try.

Colours used were Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Paynes Gray (with a very tiny touch of Cyan) and White.

I never normally use tube blacks or greys, preferring to mix my own, but I am very pleased with how nice the Paynes Gray is, especially when added to other colours.  It tints beautifully too and makes lovely soft greys.

17 comments:

Andersson Blue Design said...

Rolina, wohoo .. we got our paintings at the challenge next to each other today!!!
Beautiful painting today. Interesting composition. I love the color tones in this one.
I like payne grey too and try to avoid black from tube because I get too black paintings with that.

greetings,
Andersson Blue

Rolina said...

Yay, we are together - that is cool!

Thanks for your kind comment and I agree about black, it can become too dominant if one isn't very careful.

Sandy Sandy said...

Very soft and appealing painting, Rolina. Yes, you CAN paint in neutrals. I didn't doubt it for a minute!

Rolina said...

Thanks so much Sandy - yes, I can if I try!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

well done!!

reminds me I need to order more paynes grey, use it a lot with painting :)

Sheila said...

So lovely Rolina! I love how the blue transitions to the darker corners. So soft. Beautiful composition!

Rolina said...

Thanks Jennifer, I shall use more now I know how versatile it is.

Rolina said...

Thanks Sheila, I love using soft edges, it keeps things flowing.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I think of all of your abstractions this one has caught my heart the most. Why? I like bright colors and have loved all your other paintings, but it is not just the neutral colors... its the circles. The repeat of them is wonderful!

L.Holm said...

lovely palette!

Cagley Art said...

Rolina,
I love the subtle colors - it is a beautiful composition!

Rolina said...

Thanks Julie, the smaller ones were a last minute addition, too!

Rolina said...

Thanks Liz, I may have to revisit it soon!

Mick Carney said...

Love this, the colours you have developed from your limited palette are outstanding. Lovely composition.

Rolina said...

Thanks Mick, it was fun to challenge myself with this one!

Rolina said...

Thanks Connie (sorry the comments come at me out of order), neutrals aren't so bad, after all!

April Rimpo said...

Check off another experiment. Well done. Neutrals come in handy sometimes, but I think you are like me and just love the pop of color.