Rocks and blocksPosted: September 7, 2012
I was hoping to paint some sailboats on the water this afternoon but it is a windless day so I painted this little spit of rocks and concrete blocks near the Pointe Claire yacht club. It was a good opportunity to try out these Daniel Smith Quinacridone colours that I happened to find in my paint drawer. Not quite sure what to do with them, I read through their promo and found out that they are very luminescent and you can use the Gold instead of Raw Sienna (I use gobs of that) and the Burnt Orange instead of Burnt Sienna. These Quinacridone colours are mostly in the red, orange, violet range so these rocks were probably not the right place to try them but I did add a bit of the Gold into my green mix and that’s the Burnt Orange on the little sign. The colours are more vibrant than I’m used to (my palette has more of the classic colours and very few novelty hues) but I think it’s worth giving them another try.