Monday, October 19, 2015

Graveyard Challenge

A painting of a cemetery in Williamsville NY
Watercolor and Gouache
Chris Breier © 2015
I painted this graveyard on location as part of James Gurney's October Graveyard Challenge. For the limited palette I chose to use the printer primaries: Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. These colors can be used to create all of the colors that you see in print; I call it the unlimited, limited palette.

QoR Watercolor: 
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Quinacridone Magenta, and Hansa Yellow Medium.

Holbein Gouache:
Holbein makes a kit of primary colors in gouache

Below is a picture of the painting in progress. The weird blue cup is the Faber and Castell CLIC & GO Water Cup. I think it's made for kids but it works great for painting on location. The rim is scalloped which allows you to rest your brushes across the top of it without having them roll off. I attached the cup to the board with velcro. The sides are made of a flexible silicone so it collapses down to about an inch and half tall and it can fit into a large pocket. Cargo shorts are great for painting outdoors during the summer months because I can fit my painting supplies and a small camera into the extra pockets.

A photo of the painting in progress
The painting in progress

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