On my current art course (Intermediate Watercolour and Mixed Media), we learned about primary colour layering, which I'm finding fascinating.
Instead of mixing, say, a purple in the palette with red and blue, you mix on the paper. So, the first layer would be red, and when that is dry, you paint blue on top. Because watercolour is transparent you still get purple, but it is more vibrant.
Just making various strengths of primary colours and layering them up can create any colour you desire - but on the paper!
The first session involved creating an abstract painting, using primary layering - amazing! The only colours I had in my palette were yellow, red and blue. I also did the outline with India Ink and a dip pen.
We are now working on a landscape using this method, so watch this space!
I had a fabulous time in the Highlands, it was great seeing my friend and going for walks. The air is so clear and the landscape is so beautiful it hurts.
Just a taste -
Featured in many films, including Highlander.
The last time I went to Skye on the ferry, as the bridge hadn't been built!
Back to reality, traffic jams and pollution! but I've got lots of photos for painting inspiration.