Who knew shades of violet could vary so greatly?!
Before we went away on vacation last week, I had some fun playing with purple in this super loose vase of violet tulips. I have done tulips in shades of reds and oranges in this style, but was excited to try purple.
I decided to mix Winsor Violet (WN*) and Quinacridone Violet (MG**) – two VERY different violets – and touch in some Quinacridone Gold (WN), because I always so love how it moves!
I used Green Gold (WN) for the foliage and a touch of Cobalt Teal (MG) for drama. I shook it, and I splashed on it.
This large 10 x 13 in. painting is done on 300 lb. Arches Cold Press Paper.
I wasn’t sure if I liked it when I finished it, so I just set it aside.
I don’t know whether it is the “curing” of the paint or the “stepping away” that changes a painting so often, but…. when I came home after a week away and looked at it again, I decided I rather liked it.
It’s kind of wild.
It’s unique and distinctive and venturesome.
It’s Very Variegated Violet!
Cheers & Hugs,
*WN – Winsor Newton Professional Grade Watercolor Paint
**MG – M. Graham Watercolor Paint