The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 78
Burnt Umber, again! I have now accidentally painted both Burnt Umber and Raw Umber Violet twice. Burnt Umber is
semi-transparent, but that can also mean semi-opaque and that is what I found here. It is low-staining though, and I was able to lift areas in the dark patches that got dense. How now, brown cow? This poor guy was covered with flies, makes me want to blink.
And, I have run out of granulating watercolors. My original challenge was to use all my granulators in test swatches and quick sketches. While the intention has morphed a bit, the habit is well ingrained 78 days in. I plan to continue my daily practice, challenging myself in new ways. There are a couple of new tubes of paint on my work table, and I can't resist test driving them, that will fill the next few days.
Next up . . .
. . . I have been wondering about the grays and blacks I have in my collection of pigments, and rarely use since I mix my dark neutrals. What does one do with a tube of gray paint??? Well, let's just see!
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