Many of you know I love hot pink. It is one of my favorite colors to wear; this comes from growing up in the 80's & seeing all of those fabulous neon colors everywhere. So I have been trying to find a neon pink to paint with. It is a departure from all of the Payne's Grey I use, but pairs with it so nicely. First I tried an Opera gouache. It smelled so bad I left the studio & contacted the manufacturer, who replied with some colors have aromas & that is one of them. On the flip side it is the best hot pink paint I have found. Since I am working with primarily watercolors these days I decided I would try Opera Rose. It doesn't have much range & when used monochromatically does not pop, but I have seen glimpses of the color I am looking for & will keep you apprised of this search. Happy Monday Y'all!
I recently purchased an inexpensive multi-brush pack so I could try out a bunch of brushes seemed gimmicky to me, but that I was intrigued by. The comb brush was a huge hit! I love the fun shape it creates! The top painting used Winsor & Newton Permanent Rose; the bottom painting was done in Winsor & Newton Payne's Grey.
I have really been enjoying Winsor & Newton's Permanent Rose & the Sumi Gold together. I think the pairing works well for text. The highlights come out in this vibrant hot pink, a definite favorite color & very festive. Other materials include Arches Hot Press, 140lb., Morton's Kosher Salt, & American Painter Round 1 Brush. Hope your week is off to a strong start! Happy Tuesday Y'all!
One of my friends recently got engaged & I wanted to say, "Congratulations!" So I painted her this banner. I used Arches Hot Press, Winsor & Newton Permanent Rose, Sumi Gold, Morton's Kosher Salt, American Painter Round 1 & Photoshop. The gold in the actual painting really reflects & sparkles; I am still working on documenting the gold correctly. Happy Wednesday Y'all!
This weekend I was experimenting with a newly acquired color, Hooker Green, & of course had to try the salt application on it. I was surprised at the browns that showed up. I don't know if it is impurities in the salt or paint, oxidization, or some sort of patina effect. What I do know is I will certainly be experimenting with other colors. This image was made using Arches Hot Press, Winsor & Newton Hooker Green, American Painter 1 Round Brush, Morton's Kosher Salt, & Photoshop (for the background).
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