SepiaPosted: May 26, 2018
While working in the garden this week I noticed the interesting patterns the reflections of trees make on my glass tabletop. With rain falling this morning, I decided it would be a good subject for a value study, using Sepia paint that I bought a few weeks ago. This is a colour I added to my palette a few weeks ago because I love it in John Yardley’s work, but sadly this is not quite the same version of the pigment. Thanks to blog readers sending me some info, it turns out that Winsor & Newton has discontinued the Warm Sepia in Mr. Yardley’s beautiful interiors. If I want to replicate that, apparently adding a bit of Burnt Sienna will do the trick. In the meantime this is Sepia straight from the tube which I think is ideal for a value study on a muggy, overcast day.