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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Watercolour Withdrawal



Sharp Edge
by Sharon Whitley the rambling artist
Even after one bash at the pencils (see last post)  I was already getting withdrawals from the watercolours so just had to do a quick watercolour of my fave mountain ridge in the Lakes - Sharp Edge.   I went with the colours in the photo ref meaning lots of greens - yikes!  Don't you just love greens - anyone who knows the secret to great greens please tell!

12 comments:

  1. I think your greens in this one are lovely, Sharon - they really capture all the wildness and moodiness of this mountain! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thanks Dawn! Good to see you here and thanks for visiting my blog too!!! Loved your what is loose post, I'll be visiting again and again x

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  2. I love your mountain view and the greens are great!
    I also love your portraits, really good!

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    1. thank you Judy - I quite like this myself, it was very quickly painted but I'm happy with the result - even the greens are ok!

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  3. This is a fabulous mountain landscape, Sharon! The greens are great as Judy has said. The secret with mixing greens is to just practice as much as you can. Some use ready made greens as a base, others mix from primaries ... I do both! Single pigment colours, preferably transparent ones, give the best looking greens.

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    1. Thanks Michael - I tend to do both as well - I mostly use sap green as a base and sometimes mix my own greens - I'll remember that about single pigment colours thank you. Glad you like the landscape, I fancy doing more like this one

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  4. Hello Sharon, I love your mountain, really the greens looks nice, they are real green colors in the landscape. Best regards.

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    1. thank you Eva - glad people seem to like the greens!

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  5. Great texture and depth! And I really like the sky too!

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    1. I'm pleased you like the bg - wanted to keep it soft to keep the focus on the ruggedness of the ridge so hope that's worked

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  6. Hi Sharon:) I don't think there is anything wrong with it! Beautiful scene. The greens are great!

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    1. Renate you always say such lovely things, thank you x

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