Back in April, I took a landscape workshop with Martha Mans (http://www.marthamans.com/MarthaMans/Home.html) using her palette of both transparent and opaque (colors containing white) watercolors. Finally, got back to finishing two 5”x7” pieces I had started. Although I admire landscape as subject matter, I don’t consider myself much of a landscapist. I also consider myself a watercolor “purist,” but admit I find the use of opaque color interesting. Examples of opaque colors are: Holbein’s Jaune Brilliant #2, Grey of Grey, Verdirter Blue, Compose Green, Lilac and Lavender. Below, I share my two small landscape results, both of which contain some of the opaque colors mentioned.
West Face of Pikes Peak in Fall, 5”x7” ©Johanna Cellucci
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado, 5”x7” ©Johanna Cellucci