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Thursday, January 18, 2018

UNO'S COUSIN, PRIMO - a watercolour step by step process

Primo, in his natural colouring ...

Another of my neighbour's roosters. She had about 6 at one point. I like the pose in the 1st photo, but LOVE the colours of the second, so I combined the two ...

My drawing ...

First wet in wet washes. There are a lot of smaller areas of different colours. I am doing what I can w/w in the larger areas.  Here I am using alizarin crimson, quin. sienna, quin. burnt orange, phthalo blue and browns and blacks [quin. burnt orange, quin. violet and indanthrone].

The next few steps are a matter of intensifying the colours, usually with more of the same, and sometimes with a complement added to darken.


Colours are established overall ...

A bit of chicken-scratch spatter on the ground ...

I am adding a soft background with permanent rose [any cool quin. pink will do],  quin. burnt orange and indanthrone. I am applying it quite thinly.


These last two photos are taken at the same stage, with different lighting. I find it difficult to get a true  assessment of the colour using just the computer editing. I have posted both images so you may get a better idea of the colours and values.







PRIMO
available for purchase
framable size 13 x 14.5 in./ 33.5 x 38 cm.
$375.00 Cdn

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9 comments:

  1. I thought Uno was brilliant, but Primo takes the prize. Great painting, Kathryn. Something to crow about!

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  2. Fabulous painting! His colours are beautiful! Great to see the steps.

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  3. It does not seem possible that this beauty can be created!!
    Even the feet and scratch on the ground,,,, and the feathers!
    A beautiful masterpiece!
    You and your magic paintbrush work so perfectly together.
    love
    tweedles

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  4. Yes, another superb painting! Wonderful execution of the background giving it such depth. He even seems to be glowing, showing his aura, he is the BOSS. Have a great weekend!

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  5. so pretty :D roosters can be so colourful but also very angry lol

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  6. Happy new Year, dear Kathryn,
    This painting is absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful details and colors. Love the background also..
    blessings,
    Penny

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  7. Gracious Kathryn - he is simply gorgeous. I love that pose too - captures the personality of a strutting Rooster. Hope you are having a great week. Hugs!

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  8. Wow! I think I'm going to have to call him Hot Stuff!! Love the hot colors mixed with the cool blues.

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