After watching You Tube videos, scanning Handprint.com, reading art magazine articles and searching my art book collection I have gained some knowledge about glowing/luminous/saturated color paintings.
1. I did the test where you crisscross all the paints on your palette
( watercolor using the Steven Quiller palette)
|Messy but homework done!|
2. Use transparent watercolors
3. Glaze over dried paint with another transparent color
4. Keep the brush strokes to a minimum; like one stroke
5. Don't layer warm colors with cool colors
|complementary / neutral surround|
|2 color/ 3colors & analogous colors|
8. Paining with colors adjacent on the color wheel will remain clear and bright
9. I have chosen three transparent colors to do a test painting.
Painting #1 uses: Magenta, Cerulean Blue & Cad. Orange (diluted down to be transparent)
#2 Yellow Green, Red orange & Cobalt Blue
#3 Indian Yellow, Yellow Green & Ultra Marine Blue
My next blog will be watercolor attempts at luminous, glowing, saturated color paintings!