"If I had not my love for painting I should be a different person." Dora Carrington

Eagle Rock original watercolor/acrylic painting by Nita Leland

Eagle Rock by Nita Leland
Ink and Acrylic

I poured inks in browns and earth reds over the entire paper and let the paper partially dry under a sheet of crumpled plastic to create textures. When the ink was completely dry, I brushed acrylic gesso over the sky to carve out rocks and painted the eagle shapes with white gesso. Then I airbrushed the sky and clouds over the gesso with acrylic paints. I finished the birds with a small brush. The color scheme is a simple near-complementary one of blue and red-orange.

See chapter six, "Expanding Your Palette With Color Schemes," in Exploring Color .

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