Shades, Colours, TintsI also like to vary the density of colour used in my paintings. Sometimes I will use pastels shades and other times, very bright colours with lots of vivid colour.
Pastel PaintingsThese paintings have an 'old world' effect and so are done in pastels.
|On watercolour paper|
Beautiful Australian cockatoos have some more depth of colour for the Australian bush. The white cockatoos stand out from the darker green, giving an overall pastel effect, although the green was quite dark.
|Australian cockatoos on watercolour paper|
|Vintage teacup on watercolour paper|
Think of using dark and light together, even if you painting has a painting mainly with pastel colours.
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The most important thing to do is pick up your paintbrush and start painting!