Watercolors….Green. Fresh. Lively! Very easy, very basic – in a Debi Riley loose impressionist approach to painting. Sheer Fun!
Random Splatter….. and that is it.
Impressionist Watercolor in Greens
The Watercolor painting, Green Leaves, does have a primary Intent.
Simply, the refreshing colors of green.
In this simple, basic exercise I planned to convey watercolor’s superior translucency and vibrancy – within every leaf.
Many Facets of the color green
- I also wanted to create a rich diversity of green ranges, in all the various leaves.
- An easy exercise that concentrates on creating a myriad of green versions and shades.
- I wasn’t going to be happy with mixing up 2-3 greens and calling it good.
- I needed many greens. Diverse greens to make them come Alive!
Many Tonal Values within the color green
- Very critical to success, was a big range of tonal values of the greens
- I needed light, mids, and darks
- All together I can count 7 tonal values, (9) would be better
- A big range of tonal nuances to add depth and dimension
- when objects look flat… its due to insufficient tonal values
Beginners in Watercolor
If you’re struggling a bit, you might find these tips really Useful.
- counting your brushstrokes;
- limiting the palette;
- painting on white background;
- planning ahead;
- reminding self of Light, Mid, Dark tones
4 Colors Used
Prussian Blue pb27
Cobalt Teal Blue pg50
Winsor Lemon py175
Burnt Sienna PBr7
Green Leaves, Impressionist Watercolor by Debi Riley(c)2016