Pic Du Midi, Pyrenees, France

blue limited palette

Mix up a thick mix and then with a 1/2" brush take out 2 complete brushfuls into a well, now add 4 brushfuls of water and mix. into the next well take out two brushfuls and add 4 brushfuls of water. Do this for 5 mixes to give 5 tones........some may need adjustment. This is a easier way to divide up a mix. I hope this explanation helps. Any comments appreciated.

Super tones David, not easy to get right and you have

Yes i agree especially if you are painting outside or sketching.

This is superb and your explanation is useful.

A superb painting and use of your skills.

Lovely monochromic painting David with a simplicity and lovely mistiness. Thanks for the helpful explanation.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments , always appreciated.

Lovely, fresh work David.

I love the shades and your explanation on how to get the diff tones. Thanks

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Watercolour 6" x 8" on Bockingford NOT paper. This is a tonal painting using Winsor blue(red shade) plus a touch of Aliz Crimson to darken it . After taking a photo of the scene, you can print it in black and white. This shows the various tones in the landscape

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David Pilgram

David Pilgram is a Professional watercolour artist. He has exhibited, run courses and was guest artist on major cruise ships for many years(Saga and Fred Olsen) He demonstrated at the NEC, Birmingham and Published many articles for the`Leisure Painter` art magazine. He has Exhibited at:…

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