I’m continuing to work in the mid-bottom section of the painting.
Today, I continued with the larger arc that was created with the light gold, light blue and blue sections by adding the gold section. To get the deep rich gold color, I use prismacolor canary yellow and black cherry color pencils. In some of the larger sets of prismacolor pencils, a “gold” pencil is usually included. The problem with that color is that it’s more a metallic brown, it lacks the warmth of what I know gold to have. Years ago I was playing with yellow and brown as a way to make gold. It was playing with complimentary colors that I found gold: yellow and purple make a beautiful gold. For a lighter gold, use lemon yellow. You can also get different shade of gold by mixing canary yellow with black grape, which has more blue in it.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady