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Tuesday, 1 July 2014



Study of a girl with red hair. Watercolour 7.5x4.5 ins. on 140lbs Fabriano artistico paper. I recently acquired a new cadmium red light watercolour. It's Holbein, a US brand, that I bought online. I have always striven to paint in transparent watercolours, at least whenever possible. Cad red, of course being opaque, is a step away from that, but I was very pleased with the outcome, and the resultant washes  were not overly opaque.  The colours used here were cad red light, winsor yellow, raw sienna, and ultramarine blue, the latter colours Winsor and Newton.