May 3, 2012

Shoreline Visitor

SHORELINE VISITOR - 4 x 3 - $140 Framed
My Huron series continues.  I am really excited about this little one as I tried a new blue.  I know I need to get a life but . . . I don’t usually use cerulean blue.  I may add it as an accent colour in my water but never as a main focus.  I was reading about it in one of my books and thought I would give it a try.  I just love the grays I got for my distance mountains and it really brought my driftwood and shoreline waters to life.  I can really feel the wet surface of those logs in the shadows and I love the rich, slick surface caught in the sun.  I will definitely have to use this colour again.
I have been rereading one of my are books on Painting Nature in Watercolour and it does have some interesting colour mixtures that are I don’t usually use.  Wait till you see the next one:  Paynes Gray, Yellow Ochre added to Cerulean Blue.  Really neat grays!  It’s not finished yet but already looking good!


Brenda Hill said...

I like it, that is a really pretty blue and a great price!

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Brenda, I must admit I have a whole new respect for cerulean blue now!