Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Blueberries

That's right... Blueberries... What you see here is my blueberry palette. Pretty eh? Too many colours though. In fact you can paint them with four colours. I just tried out several paints to pick the best combination. I can't remember exactly which ones I prefered in the end. I think it might have been French Ultramarine, Burnt Umber, Quinacridone Magenta and Mineral Violet or something like that. Perhaps I used some Hooker's Green for the shadows (mixed with the magenta it gives a really dark colour). As you can see I also added a little bit of white to mix nice pale colours with for the bloom. That is also something I tested. How to get the best bloom. I can't say it was with the white mixtures or with white from the paper. Both ways worked rather well. I know, this post is not very helpful.... Just wanted to show you the pretty palette and the tiny result of 5 delicious berries... Made just for fun....

Talking about fun... See what happens when you flip the photo of the palette:

It's watching you! ;)

 

3 comments:

Joan Y said...

Whoa, that's cool! I love the blueberries!

J R Shepherd said...

Haha! Love your flipped palette! Beautiful juicy berries there Sigrid - sooo many colours. I like how you say that you only really need 4 though.

Cathy Holtom said...

I love to see what colours are used by artists, the berries are beautiful!