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.
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.
Using blue makes it easy to “create light” and feeling of space…
This is example of different blues combination:
And a few more from my “blue” collection:
The one below is painted with cobalt blue ink by Winsor&Newton. You can read more about the inks I use here.
The one below is painted on the blue tinted Bockingford watercolour paper. You can read more about paper I use here.