Friday, February 17, 2017

Color matching in my mind

Sometimes when I am out,
I like to match the colors of what I see
to  watercolors in my mind.


The wooden deck by the river
Davy’s Gray, a brush of Cobalt Turquoise Light
Raw Umber and Yellow Ochre
Sepia and Burnt Umber for the dark spots

The wooden railing
PG50, Cobalt Turquoise Light
and a deepening bluegreen toward PB36, Cobalt Turquoise, and beyond

Wooden benches
All of the colors above, with a little, very diluted Venetian Red brushed on

Cobalt Blue
Paper white
A deepened Olive Green
Payne’s Gray and Indigo

The beautiful old asphalt path with its aggregates of crushed stones and gravel exposed
Again Davy’s Gray, Neutral Tint
a hint of Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, white, and Potter’s Pink

All grayed colors or earth tones

There is so much more to a February day than gray
- if one only looks deeply

PS. Deem my surprise at seeing a small branch the perfect shade of Permanent Rose and Permanent Alizarin Crimson!

Översättning. Ibland när jag är ute så matchar jag akvarellfärger med det jag ser, i huvudet.