To Master Color….

creative possibilities mixing new colors with Daniel Smith watercolors, Purpurite soft purple, texture and granulating paints in watercolours,

To master color, what I do…. is Experiment.


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Alot of it.

But, it is so fun.


It Can be super fast, like this one!  5 Minutes.

And you learn so much from every practice you do.


I find that setting aside the 5 minutes, instead of an hour or two,  really helps.

I always know that I can try to squeeze those 5 minutes in.

And,  if I do have an hour or two?  I’ll take them!





Daniel Smith watercolors Indanthrone blue pb60 and   Daniel Smith primatek  Purpurite …for that purple and textured effect.

Arches cold press 300 gsm paper 

Rekab 320s #2   watercolor brush         





The paints easily diluted and mixed together.

The granulation effect was quite responsive.

The mixes came out, deliberately,  as  1. Dark 2. Mid 3. Lighter Tone  

It was easy to create warmer and cooler mixes. Which would of course, help in a painting to create depth and perspective.   



I found myself quite pleased with the results, especially the textural effects. 

I hadn’t Thought of putting these two paints together before.

Glad I did, to show you on a Silly Saturday! 


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Published by debiriley

The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

10 thoughts on “To Master Color….

    1. oh dear! well, just get Indanthrone…. that one is sooo good. i don’t use purpurite a lot – but, maybe i will now. LOL this was a lovely blend. 🙂 and I wish, I’d get commissions from Daniel Smith as much as I use and promote them, for sure.

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  1. So agree with experimenting and art as there’s so many things you can come up with…an invent 😊 Love the textured, shared purple you came up with. Like a color with different faces. Beautiful work 😊

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    1. thank you Mabel, it was so intriguing that the color test strip … was so Enjoyable.
      I think new beginners do not realise how much they can miss out on when they just, “paint a picture” but never relax and play and mix.
      Thanks! cheers, Debi

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