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Old 01-16-2011, 11:26 PM
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Re: Seejay's January challenge - watercolours

Thanks Rainy. The street is a dead-end so not a lot to explore, but the light caught my eye - plenty more practice needed, but there is something I like about the sketch.

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I like this. Nice little street scene. I like the limited palette you are using.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:12 PM
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Thanks Debby.

Just back from a sketching trip to the coast. I tried to keep this simple, left a bit of stuff out, but maybe I shouldn't have because it looks boring to me now. Oh well, it was an enjoyable experience, which makes it more likely I'll get back to my book sooner.

Burnt sienna and ultra. blue.



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Hi Diana, keep posting, I'm sure I have a few compliments left somewhere!

Actually got back to the sketchbook this morning, at least it is a start - time to get back into the habit, it's been a slow start to the year.

I like to sketch early morning if possible, the light and shadows are better, it's cooler, and I don't get sunburnt (UV levels are at extreme levels this time of the year). Of to a slow start today, instead of going out looking for a subject I attempted a view out my front door.

After taking the white off most of the page with a light wash of yellow ochre, I finished with just ultra blue and burnt sienna.



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Street scenes are very difficult. I don't think I have ever tried one. This is very pleasant to look at.

I like the beach scen with the trees you did on the next page.

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Chris, these limited palette sketches are fabulous! It's one of those things everyone always tells you to do but it is really hard. You are doing it, big huge pat on the back!
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Interesting beach scene. Again amazing to me what you are doing with only a few colors.
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I love the street scene. Amazing what you are doing with just a few colors. The beach scene is far from boring. I love the tree trunk and the palm fronds peeking in at the top.
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Thanks everyone. The limited pallette is helpful for me while I get experience with handling wcs, I can recommend it.

Feeling a bit slack with this book so far, but there is still a little bit of the month to go. I took the book with me this morning, but with the rainy weather I didn't use it, the paper wouldn't have dried well at all.
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I'm loving your limited palette. . . I have to try that with a few colors myself. Its inspiring me. I don't think the beach scene is boring. . . what kind of tree is that? Its interesting!
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I like your limited pallette work! Maybe this will help me- I am rather hesitant to experiment with some gouache I bought- what colors go where. Starting with 2 might be a huge help! Keep up the good work!
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Thanks Rainy and Candace.

The tree is some species of pandanus - not sure which one. I tried looking for a photo, but didn't find one that looked right - I'll keep looking. They are common along the coast here.

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PS - found one of my photos of a pandanus tree, posted it in my 'Refilled sketchbook' thread.
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Jumped on my bicycle and went for a little ride early this morning - I just had to do something. Not sure what I got...sticking with the ultra blue and burnt sienna.

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Love the street scene in post 44.
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You are doing some marvelous stuff with your limited pallet.
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Great job with the very limited palette!
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