I planned ahead for this week’s colour collective. The colour is cardinal red and I planned to sketch either a bus or a postbox while I was in London for a meeting earlier in the week. But time escaped me and I ended up through and out of the city with no red paint splashed. Just as iconically red is a Heinz ketchup bottle and so that’s what we’ve ended up with. An A5 page of a Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook, drawn on location while eating a burger at the pub opposite the station :)
I do very much like red paint. This is a mixture of cadmium red and magenta Windsor and Newton watercolours but then tweaked a bit in Photoshop as it scanned in a little washed out. The variations in opacity and patterns and blooms are much more intricate and interesting on the real thing but this is still nice. It was very wet and I had to walk half way home holding it open as I walked until all the puddles evaporated.