Book Bin Bookstore Window Project June 14 – July 5
[I’m 3 days behind in posting this]
After yesterday’s learning experience, I went home and experimented with making green the old fashioned way: with blue & yellow. Plan C: go buy a new tube of green paint.
Thankfully, using ultramarine blue and cad. yellow light made for an interesting green. I could layer varying levels of yellow and blue to create varying shades of green (light to dark).
Here’s a close-up of one of the green sections I completed today.
My general approach to using the blue & yellow is to lay some yellow down first, then quickly dab some blue over it to gradually blend it in with the blue. I keep adding more yellow to the edge and dabbing it in the center and towards the blue. I usually have to add some more blue to the dark edge and dab it towards the center. It’s a back & forth dance between the two colors.
The only downside to this method of painting is that it’s going to take me a lot longer to complete this painting than I had planned. Oh well…that’s the way it goes sometimes.
Here’s a full view. I completed the center green ‘book’, green triangle frame, and half of the green diamond on the right. If you look closely you’ll see where I painted over yesterday’s 2 green diamonds on the left.
Here’s the view from the sidewalk.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady