I’m enjoying doing these exercises more and more and they serve as a nice warm up to a painting session.
Decided to use them not just as warm up but also see how different colors in my palette look in different concentrations. #1 is 708 and #2 is 533. Using scraps from sketchbooks to conserve paper.
Note for self: these were all done wet on dry.
I already see an improvement from my first set.
What I learned:
- Brush size matters a lot
- Mixing up the right amount of paint beforehand helps (assessing the size of the area I want to fill to determine the amount).
- Keep the size of “the wet edge” manageable. For example, for the glazed value exercises moving along crosswise instead of lengthwise. Even though I can cover a wide surface with the size 8 brush on it’s side in one stroke, I risk parts of the edge drying too much and causing blooms.