|Permanent Rose, Hansa Yellow Light and Phthalo Blue |
in 8ml tubes create a cool bright triad.
Da Vinci have been featuring a range of triads as they launch their new smaller 8ml tubes. I was asked to suggest a Summer triad. When I am teaching, I always encourage my students to consider basic primary (or other) triads as a starting point for their paintings. This is the second one I would normally teach in a workshop, and is rather fun for summer - a cool bright triad to paint the warm colours of summer :-)
This triad consists of a cool bright yellow, cool bright red and cool bright blue - Hansa Yellow Light PY3, Permanent Rose PV19 and Phthlao blue PB15. It will mix in a similar way to a printing CYM triad, though I rather like the rose rather than magenta. It will create gorgeous bright greens, purples and oranges, but the three colours can also be mixed to create a fabulous rich black, which can be watered down to many shades of grey. The colours are all powerful and non-granulating.
|Wheel painted with Hansa Yellow Light, Permanent Rose and Phthalo Blue, Da Vinci Watercolours|
|Hansa Yellow Light mixed with Phthalo Blue; Permanent Rose mixed with Hansa Yellow Light; Phthalo Blue mixed with Permanent Rose - Da Vinci Watercolours.|
|Purples mixed with Hansa Yellow Light. top is a blue-purple, middle is a mid-purple and bottom is a rose-purple.|
Below are greens mixed with the Rose. First is a yellow-green mixed with Permanent rose creating lovely spring greens and oranges.
Next a mid green is mixed with Permanent Rose creating great foliage greens and dusty pinks.
Then a blue-green is mixed with Permanent Rose creating lovely deep greens and blue-purples.
|Greens mixed with Permanent Rose - top is a yellow-green, Middle is a mid green and bottom is a blue-green.|
A red-orange creates lovely earth red and grey and deep blue colours.
A mid-orange creates a fabulous range of olive greens, turquoises and burnt orange colours.
A yellow-orange creates more bright greens.
|Oranges mixed with Phthalo Blue - top is a red-orange, middle is a mid orange, bottom is a yellow-orange.|
This sketch was painted using only the three colours. There is not much you can't create with them if you try! What you also achieve with a well-matched triad is wonderful colour harmony.
|Tulip painted with PY3, PV19 and PB15, Da Vinci watercolours.|
|Da Vinci tubes - the new 8ml, the 15ml and the jumbo 37ml.|
This triad was launched as a Da Vinci set in September - here is the link to the triad series.