You will need:
- HORADAM® AQUARELL watercolours: gold brown (654), sepia brown (663), English Venetian red (649), Payne´s grey bluish (787), olive green yellowish (525), cobalt blue deep (488), Mars black (791), mahogany brown (672)
- Watercolour paper: Leonardo 600 g/m² matt from Hahnemühle
- Watercolour brushes: 30s Cosmotop series 5080, 18s MAESTRO flat series 1301, 7s MAESTRO round series 19 from da Vinci
- a fine pencil
As soon as the background has dried, I work the trees more intensively in negative technique with glazes of granulating colours. Negative painting means that light areas are left out when painting, leading around a still imaginary object. This is visible in the trees. Here, too, I let the colours run wet in wet.
I have played with the granulating colours of Schmincke HORADAM® AQUARELL watercolours in various paintings and would like to show you some more results. In the watercolour "Sámi with her reindeer in the Norwegian winter" I used cobalt blue dark (488), iron oxide black (791) and raw umber (667) in combination with other HORADAM® AQUARELL watercolours.
By carefully using granulating colours in the area of the clothes and the reindeer, I tried to create the impression of felt, coarse fabrics and fur. At the same time, I played with the granulating colours in the sky to convey something of the diffuse light mood of the Norwegian winter day. In this watercolour painting I painted the granulating colours as thin glazes.
In the watercolour painting "Dandelions (spring roses) hidden in the snow" you can see the effect of the granulating colours even without a magnifying glass. When painting the snow, I was able to depict the crystalline structure and the flowerpot was given an open-pored surface. In the area of the snow and the flowerpot I worked the granulating paint wet in wet into the painting and mixed it.
It is worthwhile to play with granulating watercolours in one's paintings. These colours with their discreet but also dominant effect are an enrichment. Feel free to try it out for yourself.
In addition to the new super-granulating HORADAM® AQUARELL watercolours, there are numerous granulating colours in the 140 HORADAM® range. These are the following: potters pink (370), manganese violet (474), cobalt violet hue (473), ultramarine violet (495), cobalt blue deep (488), French ultramarine (493), cobalt azure (483), cobalt cerulean (499), cobalt green turquoise (510), viridian (513), chromium oxide green brilliant (511), cobalt green pure (535), cobalt green dark (533), raw umber (667), maroon brown (651), mahogany brown (672), Indian red (645), Mars brown (658), green umber (665), hematite black (789), Mars black (791)
An overview of the granulating colours can be found in our brochure. All granulating colours are marked with a "G". Have a look into the brochure >