30 IN 30 CHALLENGE: DAY 1
SIZE: 6-3/8“ x 9-7/8”
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This was a watercolor study I was working on today in my studio. The subject matter was a crisp, cold morning I discovered during a hike not far from our cabin in the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin last winter.
My goal in this study was to experiment with the composition. Value can force your eye to move around the watercolor along with shape, form, and line direction. And I know colors can be a significant influence but it is secondary. I am always intrigued by the temperature of a snow scene. Being a snow scene, anything white is cooler near you and get warmer as you recede into the background. If this were a summer scene, the foreground would be warmer, and as you travel back, your painting would become cooler and grayer. I was using this knowledge I feel I got more depth in this watercolor snow scene.
I used a limited color palette:
• Raw sienna
• Burnt sienna
• Cobalt blue
• Ultramarine blue
Paper: 300 pound Arches coldpress
I try not to complicate the watercolor study process by working with too many colors on my palette. With this combination, I was able to get deep, dark colors along with soft cools. I felt this was a perfect combination for what I was trying to achieve.
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Dale L Popovich IWS
Dale is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see, the works selected in his portfolio represent the breadth of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, and Popovich Studio classes.