This was painted at the AVA session last Thursday - my first attendance for three weeks - with a subject of `Flowers'. I combined the purple of the flowers with a green background so it is rooted firmly in complimentary colour. Using compliments is a good safety-first approach because, as far as colour goes, you can't really go wrong.
Hollyhocks 16" x 12" Centenaire (Great Art) 140lb not
The main theme was purple and green - compliments. I used Daniel Smith's Quinacridone Purple (PV55), which I think is still exclusive to them. The green is Sap Green from Graham, the yellow Gold Ochre (PY43) from Winsor & Newton. There is some red, either Coral Red or Quinacridone Rose (PV19). That's about it. The purple was used in various strengths to give variation and when the initial washes were dry I added some darker colour. I think I added some Ultramarine to the purple for the very darks..
Brushes were my usual array of Isabey 6228 plus 6201 retractables in sizes from 4 to 8.
Just to finish here is a `work in progress of `Giraffes'.
Giraffes 16" x 12" Centenaire
I will give more detail (assuming you are interested) if and when finished