Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Summer of Colour, Week 2 - Juicy apricots

The colour combination for week two of Summer of Colour is an especially juicy one - two pinks and an orange. I was hoping for some red and/or orange for this week, as I bought some lovely apricots on Saturday and wanted to paint or draw them. The colour combination was also perfect for getting that box with those "other" colours out. That's the box with all those colour that didn't fit into one of my regular paint boxes. As I don't use them very often, I decided to make a colour chart first, before deciding which pinks to use. There are some very nice colours in there, I have to say. I think I have to get that box out more often.


I decided to use Rose Madder and Quinaqridone Magenta for my watercolour background, and then added the apricots with coloured pencils. I had to cheat a little bit, as it would have been almost impossible get all the depths in their skin with just one orange. So I used two, although actually, they are just two different shades of Cadmium orange, so they are basically the same colour. Moreover, the apricots themselves have lovely deep red cheeks, so I did hold myself back there.


20 comments:

  1. Love your juicy painting! Valerie

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  2. Your work of art using this week's colors is absolutely amazing! I love your painting!

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  3. Those apricots look good enough to eat. Great job on the colors.

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  4. I do not think it's cheating if you use more than one orange, I think you are suppose to use 2 pinks and an orange and use any other colors you wanted, including a second orange - that's how I see the challenge.

    I like that you've created a color chart. the colors in the piece is wonderful.

    visiting from SOC, have a lovely day.

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  5. Not cheating at all! ;) xo

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  6. Colours are fab, the apricots look good enough to eat. x

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  7. Oooh such juicy goodness here!

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  8. great job on the colors and illustration!

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  9. You are a lovely watercolorist, wonderful still life!

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  10. I think you were right to use the second shade of orange and Kristin herself said it's not cheating so it's all good.

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  11. These are simply INCREDIBLE. I was super impressed. I can't draw anything, so adding a bit of shading is to be expected, I'm sure. I love your still life.

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  12. In order to bite into nicely and tasty! I love it. Ulrike

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  13. Wonderful still life - they look good enough to eat - Anita #29 Itsamistry Design Studio

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  14. Lovely little watercolor. Makes me wants to eat one of those juicy fruits. Great image for this week's SOC.

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  15. Yummy colors- very beautiful creation!

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  16. They look good enough to eat :-)

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  17. Your apricots are wonderful!

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  18. This is so lovely, bright and full of Summer goodness!

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  19. Oh yum! I feel as though I could just pick one up - they are so dimensional.

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