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After a year trying on red watercolor paintings, I give up for now. I'm done!

Perhaps reds in painting is more for oils or acrylics than watercolor.

Here's my only 2 watercolors with red that I think were successful: Soleil Brulant by BlueCaroline  Road to the future by BlueCaroline

The rest of my 2017 attempts at red watercolors are all in the trash bin. I lost a lot of time, material ($$$) and was not productive at all with my obstinacy with paintings red watercolors... It's over. I'll continue to paint with yellows,oranges, purples, but avoid heavy strong cadmium red.

Hope you're glad to see I'm back. I hope I'll be productive in 2018. Thank you for watching. small heart - blue small heart - darker blue small heart - blue


Fisherman's morning by BlueCaroline  A night I've been painting all night... by BlueCaroline  Dinghy by BlueCaroline  Paix sur Terre, peace on heart, please by BlueCaroline 
Image details
Image size
2008x1298px 659.42 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A520
Shutter Speed
1/501 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Mar 3, 2018, 12:00:17 AM
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Hoochie69's avatar
Charlene-Art's avatar
Love all the cool colours here.
SulaimanDoodle's avatar
BlueCaroline's avatar
Merci Sulaiman!  Flower for you 
LadySionis's avatar
Everything you do is like a touch of magic! 
BlueCaroline's avatar
Thank you Darth, this comment is so encouraging to me.

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LadySionis's avatar
You're more than welcome! I'm glad I could give a spurt of encouragement!!:tighthug:
CpointSpoint's avatar
A classical one! And i see little changes in your style. Blue is the colour of your soul, indeed. But don't give it up with red. You've already created cool things with that colour!^^
BlueCaroline's avatar
Thank you  Christian. Yes painting with blue is the easiest for me, so I guess you're right, blue is the colour of my soul.

But red and earth tones paintings have such warmths.
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Daramoon's avatar
I love the colors ♥ This is so beautiful ♥
BlueCaroline's avatar
Thank you Dara Cresent Moon Emoji !
StfMorkedainen's avatar
Immense, peaceful, temperate.
Truly a great job.
BlueCaroline's avatar
Thank you so much for this comment! Hug I really needed it today, your timing is perfect.
GravityLens's avatar
Sorry, I meant to put that on Deep of the night. :oops:
GravityLens's avatar
It looks good in b&w. :nod:
shiMusa's avatar
Wow, really nice color transitions!

Hey, I recently found the program "Rebelle" which seems to have a pretty good simulation of watercolors... what's do you think?
Personally, I'm more into gouache :D
BlueCaroline's avatar
I'll check it out that programme! But I think I prefer traditional watercolor, as it brings me peace of mind. It's like meditation.

I LOVE gouache, really. Years ago, I choose watercolor over gouache, but it was not an easy choice. I think you are really good at gouache!
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