Robert's Challenge

Robert's Challenge

Good result Mia and isn't it interesting to try out these colour combinations!

Excellent use of the two colours Mia, I enjoy these challenges they do make you think don't they?

Congrats Mia - I've often painted in monochrome in the past using sepia - much the same effect.

Sepia is one of my favourite inks/watercolours, because it can be diluted right down, and is strong in mass-tone. It also has warmth, which most blacks lack .... Anyway, yes Mia, as you said on the Forum these are quite natural colours and actually lend themselves well to a duochrome work. They can be particularly effective in oil, too - if anyone would like to try that?

Challenge well met Mia, great result.

I think you have executed the challenge really well, but I have to say that I am not sure what the attraction is to paint using only two colours when there are so many wonderful colours at our disposal. Is it just a fun exercise and if so, what exactly does it teach us. I am one of the unconverted I'm afraid. However, that doesn't take away from the skill in which you have interpreted this challenge and the quality of the result.

Good result Mia, great scene.

Thank you all so very much for your kind comments. I made a lot of brown (sepia or Van Dyck brown) monochrome pen and washes, so this one was not so difficult in my opinion. I find the violet and yellow challenge a lot more difficult.

You definitely rose to the challenge, Mia, and more than met it! Beautifully painted, and in such challenging colors, you did excellently!

... perhaps I ought to challenge myself, although I am not good at my challenge of doing more sketches at the moment. Wimbledon ....

Thanks Seok and Gudrun for your nice comments. Yes Gudrun, it is difficult to find the time to paint sometimes...

love this Mia, you made a lovely job.

nice work Mia. lovely fresh painting.

Thank you very much Karyl and Syd.

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Ouf... This is my answer to Robert's Raw Sienna and Burnt Umber Challenge. It took me 1 1/2 hours to execute this pen and wash. It took longer to think about the subject...I used a brown Faber-Castell Pitt marker to make the drawing and then painted it as asked. All comments are very, very welcome. Thanks :) Mia

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Mia Ketels

I live in Blankenberge on the Belgian Coast, about 15km from Bruges. After being trained as an art teacher in the 60ties, I started teaching for a few years. Then I had my carreer in a school administration. After retirement, I started drawing and painting again. I bought a lot of English books…

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