Teachers love it when the students get it.
This past weekend, my Second Saturday Painters got it!
They got the importance of Pigment Planning before beginning the painting.
This is the example that did it:
Most of the watercolor demos on this blog
show the pigment planning chart I do before beginning the painting.
Here are the links:
I think what really drilled it home this time was when I showed them the pigment chart I used for Iris No. 16 and said,
“I’m using the same pigments for Iris No.’s 16 and 17.”
“I’m just mixing them in different degrees.”
Mouths dropped open and eyes widened.
Everyone, eagerly went back to their seats with an earnest, new found passion
for the importance of color mixing and knowing their pigments.
As for myself, with the pigment planning complete for Iris No. 17,
I feel ready to begin too.