Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday's Tips and Techniques for Watercolor Painting


Sepia Tone Watercolor

The color sepia is perfect for doing a monotone painting. The pigment in sepia has the ability to span a wide range in value from very dark to very light. A wide value range is important when using only one color of paint to create a painting. Sepia is an opaque watercolor paint.

It gives a painting an old fashioned feel. Reminds me of sepia tone photos. Did you know the old sepia tone photos used the ink from a cuttlefish?

2 comments:

Lee said...

I love the antique look of sepia monochrome work. My other favorite color to use is indigo.

Lovely ACEO Rita!

Rita said...

Thanks Lee. :) I may have to look into indigo to see what it is like. That is a color I have not yet tried.

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