A Demonstration Using a Different TriadThe watercolor sketch on the left was done for Wednesday's class using the colors mentioned in the previous post and listed in the picture, by the palette. The sketch on the right was done for Thursday's class using Phthalo blue, Quinacridone burnt scarlet, and Quinacridone gold.
These are just sketches of a portion of what might turn into a "serious" painting. In the sketch on the left, I like the way the foliage breaks up the shape and color of the red brick chimney.
Painting with a triad is fun - it makes us think about color mixing and sets a mood for the painting. A triad is just three colors which are a variation of the primaries - red, yellow, and blue. A triad can also be done using the secondary colors, purple, green, and orange, but I think the mix is muddy and dark.
Try some variations of triads - see what you come up with.