Indy

Indy

Sweet, gentle Indy. She is the seventh boxer I have painted!

This is another watercolor painted with a limited palette. I selected the colors based on what I would need to create her fur: burnt sienna, neutralized to different degrees with phthalo blue, or warmed with touches of cadmium yellow or quinacridone violet. The violet was a new tube (Holbein), so this was a great opportunity to see what magic this hue could make. Burnt sienna or the violet functioned as my red, except in parts of the collar and her tongue where I needed to cheat with a tiny bit of alizarin crimson.

Also, look at that green! ↓ Why bother with green paint when you can mix one that pretty?!

phthalo-test

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