Thursday, September 20, 2018

Venice Sketch

Venice, sketchbook watercolor, DMannion

Another Limited Palette Experiment
Day 20 of 30/30 and 4/5
Painted with a friend this week in Venice.  A good breeze sent the stench of red tide in another direction so we were able to paint for a while.  Found a shady spot near the empty parking lot.  Strange to see the uninhabited beach, usually bustling with tourists... looking so lonely.
This quick sketch took about 30-40 minutes while chatting with my painting buddy, catching up after not seeing her all summer. It's another three color limited palette study which I'm finding very useful.
Again, useful to see how these pigments work together without having to do those boring charts.
transparent yellow oxide, cobalt blue, and permanent rose

Strada Easel Day 20, Leslie Saeta 30/30, and ArtWorkLivingChallenge 4/5


laurelle said...

Lovely, Diane! Thank you for sharing your palette. Amazing with only three colors what you are able to accomplish!

Sheila said...

Beautiful, and a wonderful color lesson!

Diane Mannion said...

Thank you, Laurelle! It's really only red, yellow, and blue after all. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Diane Mannion said...

Glad you liked my post, Sheila. I'm learning a lot from these experiments also.