©2016 Joy Makon. Not to be reproduced without permission.

In Progress, part 4

Detail of recent work.

©2016 Joy Makon. Not to be reproduced without permission.

©2016 Joy Makon. Not to be reproduced without permission.

Above is the full-size painting surface. Today I began painting it right-side up. At left is most of the color palette that is being used. Greens are mixed using ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, cobalt turquoise, hansa yellow dark and new gamboge. I have 5 wells of greens pre-mixed and adapt them as needed. Other colors that are added in: permanent alizarin crimson, quin rust, quin purple, cobalt violet, payne’s gray, davy’s gray. Adding in the reddish reed bottoms made such a difference overall, and I’ve finally reached the lily pad stage—happy about that!

Thanks for following along, have a nice weekend.

February 2016
Watercolor on Aquabord, 22″ x 30″

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6 thoughts on “In Progress, part 4

  1. This is really looking good Joy.

  2. Marick on said:

    This is incredible… look at those ripples in the water! It’s hard to look away from that dark splotch of water. Thanks for posting the palette, it’s interesting to learn how you mix colours. I have a bad time of making greens. It’ll be great to see the end product!

  3. Lovely! This is a very strong work, Joy! I love the huge variety of greens…light, dark, bright, somber. And, your use of reflections draws me right into the focus area. Thanks for sharing as you go along. Marian

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