Hi everyone! In October we’re going to tackle these beautiful dancers, as fuchsias are also called. This lesson is going to be mostly about painting in layers and building the colors and shapes with glazes. We’re going to create dramatic look by taking the background to the darkest possible tone and leaving strong highlights on the petals. I’ll show you how to create very vibrant colors and keep the color harmony in a painting. This tutorial will require a bit of patience, because painting with layers is a time-consuming process, but it’s really worth it! We’re gonna need only 4 colors:

1. Permanent Rose PV19
2. Transparent Yellow PY150 (if you don’t have this yellow you may also use Winsor Yellow PY154, however this particular yellow (PY150) gives us this marvellous brightness; PY150 pigment is one of the pigments used in Quinacridone Gold color which has that golden glow; that golden glow is made thanks to PY150).
3. Winsor Blue Green Shade PB15:3
4. Perylene Maroon PR179 (you can also use Winsor Red Deep PR264 or Permanent Alizarin Crimson PR206, PV19) – we’re going to use it only in the background to darken the green, so you can also use Perylene Green PBk31 instead, however darkening the green with some dark red will give us a deeper and richer tone).

Fuchsia, 26 x 20 cm, 10 x 7.5 in

Take a look at the tutorial preview. The full tutorial is available in my Online Watercolor School.