Moving forward on bringing it all together …

Trumpet Parts No. 78, Transparent Planes

Once again, reality is only a starting point.  As I began to lay in color, I needed additional shapes to control the movement of the eye through the painting.  Reality is only relative anyway.

Sketchbook drawing: drawn first in pencil followed by watercolor.  Erasing pencil line does not work well in my handmade sketchbook with the Rives paper.

Color Scheme: Analagous with one complement – Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange with violet.  I used only Cadmium Lemon for my yellow.  Cadmium Yellow is too opaque for transparent layers in this sketch.  The violet is a mix of alizarin crimson and french ultramarine blue, also for transparency.