Watercolour painting: blue mood

In one of my previous posts I wrote about using just black for watercolour paintings. You can check it here.

But today I’d like to introduce my second, or sometimes first preference for monochrome paintings: blue.

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This was probably my first blue painting, with a slight touch of pink.

Yes, there is variety of blues, lots of them, my top favourite is cobalt blue when it comes to using just one colour. Second – ultramarine blue. I do sometimes mix them in palette, or on the paper. Sometimes I use help of other blues I have, I can’t remember the names of all of them at the moment, but maybe later I’ll try to gather this info and add it here or do a separate post about them.

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Using blue makes it easy to “create light” and feeling of space…

img517 img395…some misty or foggy mood…

img082What other colour can be better for painting winter?

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img154…or going a bit wild 🙂

img668Sometimes I add a bit of some other colour, depending on my mood, as I did here, though I’m never sure if that is a good solution 🙂

img380 img360By the way, it also works well with salt:

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This one was also one of my first watercolour experiments.

This one was also one of my first watercolour experiments.

This is example of different blues combination:

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With a bit of white gouache

And a few more from my “blue” collection:

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The one below is painted with cobalt blue ink by Winsor&Newton. You can read more about the inks I use here.

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With a bit of white gouache

The one below is painted on the blue tinted Bockingford watercolour paper. You can read more about paper I use here.

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img494I hope you enjoyed my in a good way “blue” mood 🙂

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