My pressed clipping from a Red Tip Photinia long ago lost it’s brilliant color.
The last couple of days I have painted samples of Color Value Painting, choosing hue according to its intrinsic value at full saturation rather than choosing hue according to the color of the object I am painting. I want to show an example of completely arbitrary hue choices but I couldn’t bring myself to place full saturation red next to full saturation green. Instead, I stayed with the left side of the color hue/value diamond.
If it didn’t take so long to do the drawing, I would do another painting of the Red Tip Photinia using the right side of the diamond.
Sketchbook Drawing: Pressed, Dried Red Tip Photinia – drawn first with pencil, followed by watercolor. Limited Palette: Aureolin, French Ultramarine Blue and Permanent Alizarin (all Winsor Newton watercolor tube paints)