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Emily in Watercolor with Odd 3-Pigment Palette

I watched the interesting class taught by Kirsten Britt on Sktchy and then, as usual, I painted the subject completely differently…

Emily Christen from Sktchy, Watercolor, 10×6”

I watched the interesting class taught by Kirsten Britt on Sktchy and then, as usual, I painted the subject completely differently than was instructed. Kirsten’s work is beautiful but is all about splotches (here’s her version on IG).

3-Pigment Triad, Limited Palette

I used an odd limited palette for this one which made it a little challenging. The pigments are DS Perylene Scarlet, DS Cobalt Teal and WN Raw Sienna. It wasn’t possible to get any real darks so I stuck with a high key painting.

Original sketch, graphite on paper, 10×6”
My check of the sketch in Procreate

I got very close with my sketch, even with the camera distortion; I only needed a few small adjustments.

Work in Progress – First passes of color
Photo reference

2 replies on “Emily in Watercolor with Odd 3-Pigment Palette”

Hi Jana, Interesting!! The only change would be to perhaps lighten the shadow from her bottom lip down, as it looks like blood is dripping from her mouth.

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