Trumpet Parts No. 65 …
The die gave me a double complementary color scheme of violet, yellow, red and green. The composition is cruciform. I find violet and yellow delightful to work with. I don’t have the same inclination when it comes to red and green. I neutralized the green. After stage one (far left) it appeared that I needed a spot of red somewhere within the border to balance the saturated red in the border. I added the two little half-pans of watercolor pigment. After that, I felt the contrast in value was not strong enough and I added another wash of a darker neutral green. Looking at the sketch on my monitor, I decided that it was better without the half-pans of watercolor. The darker green balanced the red and the composition is better without the pans.
Sketchbooks and computers work well together to solve problems!
Sketchbook painting: Drawn first with ink followed by watercolor, followed by the magic of digital erasing.