Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SOC 5 week 5

Green - green - pink.


I knew excactly what to do this week when I saw the colors. But, as often before, it turned our much harder than first thought. Actually I left my idea and did something else instead.


It's pretty hard to paint a rose in one pink color only, and many times during the painting process I wanted to add yellow/orange to it. But, I didn't because a challenge is a challenge and I wanted to stay true to it.


The pink I used was Pink Azalea, Twinkling H20 and the greens are Cobalt green and Forest green, both in regular watercolors. White and black pens and Paynes grey for shading.
On a certain stage I only wanted to leave it and start something new, but I kept going and the result is the best I could do with three colors only.


I am surprised on how hard it feels to use this limited palette, and I'm sure it would be much easier to use a triad instead of two colors in the same color group. Triads are very fun to play with, and they give lots and lots of  possibilities.
I hope everyone had fun playing this week.

34 comments:

  1. Laila, you rocked this week's SOC colors as you have done in the past weeks, too! Your rose painting is absolutely beautiful!!

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  2. I think you did a great job with this week's colours.

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  3. stunning - the Colors turn out so Vibrant!

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  4. Absolutely fantastic, I LOVE your rose. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Laila, it just a perfect rose. Delicate and lovely. I didn't have a pink in my watercolor pallet, so used cadmium red and diluted it to pink. I did a flower too....this was fun. I'm new to the group.

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  6. You made a beautiful painting with this limited palette Laila! Great job!
    love your wonderful rose!
    xxx
    Susi

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  7. Wow, awesome. Yes hard to only use one pink but it really worked.

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  8. Beautiful rose, love how you have used limited color palette of SOC ;)

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  9. Wow - I think sums it up - an amazing piece!

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  10. Stunning as always!! Your work makes me so happy!! Such a joy to visit here!! Good for you not abandoning it!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Your rose is so beautifully painted. I love it!

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  12. It's a beautiful rose, Laila!

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  13. A very beautiful rose.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  14. Your work is always awesome. Great job with the colors.

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  15. this is a gorgeous rose-love the shading you achieved !

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  16. Beautiful work.You worked so well with the colour constraints.

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  17. Wow beautiful ! What a glorious rose
    Mary

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  18. what gorgeous depth of colour you've achieved in both the rose and leaves!
    (I love paynes grey for shading too...its perfect!)

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  19. I agree that a limited color palette is difficult to work with. But I thought you did a stunning job, and you draw SO well. The shading is perfect, and the image came together well, even though you nearly quit working it. I'm so glad you stuck with it, because this is really, really impressive.

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  20. Your Rose is beautiful, I can almost smell its sweet perfume!

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  21. very pretty and good job with all the petals :)

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  22. Very very pretty, I love the shades that you chose!

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