After my first experiment with oil paint yesterday I will probably spend the week making lists of pros and cons of both watercolour and oil in my head. One of the things I like best about watercolour is the little surprises you get when two washes of different hues mix on the paper. Especially when the mix is in a big puddle because you don’t really know the result until the puddle dries. For this sketch I used a triad of sap green, some kind of purple (I know that’s not very scientific!) and azo yellow. Almost a secondary triad except for the yellow.


11 Comments on “Artichokes”


    On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM, The Sketchbook


  2. Carol Koffler says:

    I don’t care what you used…’s gorgeous! Carol Koffler

    Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:39:40 +0000 To:


  3. Lyn Seley says:

    I love the freshness of your watercolors and hope its pros win out. However your oil had a nice abstract looseness to it, and after all it’s your choice isn’t it!:)


    • Lyn, I am up for the challenge of the new medium of oil but don’t worry, watercolour is my first love. That will never change. No matter how many I do, I can never get it right and that alone will keep me going. There’s always the possibility that the next one will be just a little bit better.


  4. Kathie says:

    love your painting!


  5. captelaine says:

    I LOVE, love, love watercolor, never been a fan of oil paintings. I have friends that do both, and create some very nice paintings with either medium… as my Mom used to say about music… it isn’t the fiddle, it’s the fiddler that makes the difference.


  6. Micah says:

    I love these -the color, the lines, all of it!


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