" I learnt that you had to have a good reason to use one color rather than another...I met a lot of nice colors." Robert Rauschenberg

Fading Light snow scene original watercolor painting by Nita Leland

Fading Light by Nita Leland

This watercolor was painted as a step-by-step demonstration for Exploring Color, pp. 56-57. The technique used is pure transparent watercolor, starting with wet-in-wet washes. Using a large brush for the sky I kept the paper wet until the sky effect was fully realized, then I finished the details with a smaller brush on dry paper. A primary palette was used, made up of Winsor Red, New Gamboge and French Ultramarine.

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