Friday, 13 September 2013

How-to Friday's - Painting with two colours

I found an excellent video of creating a painting using only two colours.You can obtain a wide range of different mixes and values using just two colours. Roy Simmons uses ultramarine blue and burnt umber to create a landscape.

Below is one of my paintings using ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.



I have also charted the range of mixes you can get from Thalo Green and Alizarin Crimson.


3 comments:

Ayala Art said...

That is one of my favorite green colors! SO intense it stains everything, but so beautiful!

Christine Bennett said...

You always make watercolours look so easy Chris! I like the colour chart...I had no idea that you could get that range of colours (or, at least in watercolour - acrylic is a little different). It really helps to make and keep colour charts. Have a great week!

paint1chris said...

Thanks Christine.