Monday, 23 April 2012

Ultraviolet Quartz

Sometimes its a good idea to paint in one colour, it helps you with seeing lights and darks. This is what I did with this little painting - an 11x8 inch, all painted in Ultramarine Violet from the Winsor and Newton artists range of paints.
By the way, there's not a scrap of white in this painting :) 

Glynis, I hope you notice the FeltPet of my little Spotty! She stands right here on the glass computer table, where she still brings me much pleasure.
There is a FeltPet of Missy too, but that wasn't in the right place for this painting :)

Ultraviolet Quartz


13 comments:

  1. Really like all the tones here Pat, especially as it is one colour of tones. As for your reflections, well all I can say is 'this makes for a great painting altogether'.

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  2. Good idea indeed to paint in one colour. Amazing how much information in this painting! Very beautiful!

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  3. Quite fantastic Pat, Wonderful work! Hugs xx

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  4. I love that ultramarine violet, Pat. I just discovered a tube in my paint collection that I didn't know I had. Must play with it soon. :)

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  5. Pat this is marvelous in one color. Seems me very difficult, But what you say about seeing the darks and shadows better, I do believe.
    Warm greet
    Marja
    www.marjascreativity.blogspot.com

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  6. Pat,muy conseguidas las luces y las sombras,el reflejo,en fìn,perfecto,ah,tu entrada anterior de la flor con mariposa es una preciosidad.besos.conchi

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  7. Well done, Pat. What a great exercise to concentrate on values.

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  8. Hi Pat, getting back into the comment end of blogging.
    I am always intrigued by seeing paintings with one color.. I've always wanted to try something in sepia or even gray tones..
    You always inspire me to try things.. hugs, and good to be back
    BJ

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  9. Thanks, Ann! I like the reflections too :) xx

    Thank you Judy. So glad you like it xx

    Thank you June, you're very kind xx

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  10. Get it out and play, Kathryn. Its a lovely colour! xx

    thank you Marja. It was fun to paint and does really help with seeing light and dark! :) xx

    Thanks Conchi, I love painting lights and darks - and reflections! My favourite things :) xx

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  11. Thanks Christiane, yes values - the art of light and shadow. They make or break paintings. xx

    Great to see you back BJ *hugs* - and smoochies from Missy xx

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  12. Yes, tonal values are more important than colour and once we have an understanding of those, the paintings become so much better. I often load my paintings on to a computer and convert them to black and white. I do this to be sure they work tonally too. If they work in black and white, they will work in colour :0)

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