Experimenting with colour

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The range of colours and hue in even a small set of only 12 pans is HUGE! But you might enjoy trying this to gain confidence experimenting with colours.  This will take you around 30 minutes.

I used A5 watercolour paper and lightly free drew a swirling abstract shape.

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Mix a good amount of ochre using clean water and a clean brush and fill in a central shape in your abstract design.

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Because the aim is to have crisp definition between your shapes either let each painted shape dry or paint a shape in another area of your design. Here is where you get to mix your colours. into your ochre wash add a very small amount of another colour. If you are wary start with a yellow.

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Then continue with other shapes each shape is painted using the same wash BUT with addition of another colour… each time!

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Until you have completed your design, notice how the colours have a subtle harmony.

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