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Colors and foliage of November 3.

I found some beautiful grays…some more bluish, others more yellowish and greenish and some just simply…gray.

…grays..

watercolor and J Herbin inks on Hahnemuhle paper CP 15,5x25cm

Doing the above sketch  was very quick and dare I say easy, without sounding obnoxious? I’ll tell and you can decide…

  1. With a goose quill and nib and “gris nuage” ink from J Herbin, I drew the outline of the twig/branch with contour lines.
  2. I added a wet was over the areas that I wanted to highlight as the greyish moss, in the process flooding some the water soluble ink lines.
  3. I dabbed in some light dabs of indigo, prussian blue, paynes gray, ochre and raw umber on the wet areas. To finish off the background, I dropped some paint , using the same colours,  from a loaded brush to loosely suggest random patches of moss.
  4. Lastly I finished off with some dark paynes gray(little water, lots of pigment, to give very dark values, suggesting the small dark corners between the moss.

..J Herbin inks and goose quill…

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10 responses

  1. Even your artist materials are beautiful..

    Lovely~

    November 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  2. Very nice use of colors.

    November 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  3. I love the sketch and was very interested in the paper and inks that you used here Ronelle!

    November 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

  4. Thankyou for the information on how you produced this really beautiful sketch. I want a goose quill pen !!!!!!

    November 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm

  5. barbara Dyke

    Love your technique & the lovely tones of greys. I hope one day I might be able to do something like it. I’m only a beginner ….

    November 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

  6. annie

    Lovely…lovelier…loveliest…. It reminds me of sumi-e, Ronell. Thank you so much for telling us about how you did it.

    annie

    November 9, 2011 at 3:22 am

  7. These recent ones of the leaves and branches are really lovely. I like the touches of ink and color. Looks like you are enjoying autumn over there!!!

    November 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  8. I love the addition of ink in this sketch – wonderful idea!

    November 10, 2011 at 9:08 pm

  9. Tracey

    So pretty. Thanks for the information on the inks.

    November 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

  10. thank you everybody…I appreciate your kind comments!
    ronelle

    November 12, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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