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Mary Ann Kitchell Art Blog


by kitchellstudio , June 23, 2010—12:00 AM

Topics: Arches watercolor paper, Clouds, Winsor&Newton, colors, house portraits, painted on commission, skies, watercolors

My house and pet portraits are painted with Winsor&Newton watercolors on 140 lb Arches cold press watercolor paper.

My favorite color for skies is Prussian blue. I have a small jar of this color mixed with water put aside for just skies. I wet the sky area first, then put down the Prussian blue wash, adding some Cobalt blue or Paynes gray.

No two skies are alike. For the times when there is not much in the way of background trees I use a wadded paper towel (I find it absorbs liquid better than tissues) to create cloud formations. Again, like snowflakes, no two clouds are alike.



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