The Primaries: Oregon Grape

The Primaries: Oregon Grape

Pigments Used For those of you who are interested, the pigments I used were primary colors as well. I added a few dabs of other pigments here and there but the basics were my brightest yellows for the blossoms, Hansa Yellow Medium, Winsor Yellow, Winsor Lemon with Gamboge for the shadows. The leaves were Hansa […]

Longleaf Mahonia, SBA Sketchbook

I am doing some graphite values studies in preparation for my next SBA assignment, which is a selection of leaves in watercolor. Longleaf Mahonia, Mahonia nervosa, is a low ground cover common in the forest under Douglas Firs. The evergreen leaves turn bright red in winter.  Evergreen Huckleberry, Vaccineum ovatum, is a shrub that has […]