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Day 28 & 29- A Pair

"A Cool Pear" watercolor on paper 6 x 4.5 in./ 15 x 11 cm.

A pair of pears painted with two different color palettes. At night, using only a limited cool palette consisting of: lemon yellow, alizarin crimson, cyan blue, pthalo green, coeruleum blue and vandyke brown. My daytime pears instead I used only a warm palette consisting of: cadmium yellow, cadmium red, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, permanent green and yellow ochre.

I worked the colors using mostly wet into wet technique. It is very difficult for me to limit myself to only six colors. I have a "the more the merrier" approach to color and hope this excercise will, at least, teach me to be more selective and to think more about color properties.

Day 28 and 29 can be checked off!

"A Warm Pear" watercolor on paper 6 x 4.5 in./ 15 x 11 cm.


  1. I think you did a great job with your two different versions of the pears. Love the colours and subtlety you have achieved with the wet into wet approach.

    1. Wendy, thank you for your kind comment. I'm so happy to have feedback from you!

  2. Great job with both of these; I love your mastery of wet in wet. You've really made the two pears beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pallette.

    1. Carole, I'm flattered especially because I know I don't deserve it. Thank you very much for brightening my day! :)

  3. How interesting to see the different effect of the same subject by just changing colors. I love both of them, great colors in both .

  4. your pears are wonderful!!!!


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