Friday, September 2, 2011
This watercolor rose is only 7"x10". I finished it more quickly than the others, but still it took me a couple days (off and on). I started buying more powdered pigments. With these I can make both watercolor paint and tempera paint. The leaves here were painted with my homemade viridian watercolor. Viridian is a pigment similar in hue to phthalo green, but it is non-staining and granular and, I think, richer looking. Other colors in the leaves are ultramarine blue, manganese violet, and azo orange. The paper used is Langton Prestige cold press. It was completed in August, 2011.