Venetian red bauble

A 10 minute Christmas bauble sketch for this week’s colour collective – Venetian red. A5 landscape Leuchtturm sketchbook, a quick bit of pencil outline and a waterbrush.

I used all my watercolour reds to get this mottled effect. I didn’t realise I had quite so many in my tiny palette:

  • Perylene Maroon (W&N)
  • Permanent Magenta (W&N)
  • Cadmium Red Hue (W&N Cotman)
  • Permanent Rose (W&N Cotman)
  • Quinacridone Red (Sennelier)

Ok so some are more pink and some are more purple. I’ve got a couple of other reds in there that I didn’t use – Alizarin Crimson and Indian Red. I hardly ever use Indian red – it’s very opaque and completely takes over – might be time to switch it up a bit.



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