Here's another fun challenge. Make a painting in which everything is the complement of the local color. So, green is red and blue is orange. It was harder than I thought it would be, but I like the result. Yes, the colors are that intense...and they were in the image I was using:
I felt the blue would interpret better as a "new gamboge" yellow than a true orange. It is something I will try again.
Last week, in my watercolor class taught by David Daniels, we got a challenge. The challenge was to work from a sheet of black and white photos and make a painting. We could use one of the photos, or several...or, of course, not do it at all. This is my composition. It is 7 1/2 inches by 22 inches. I'm not sure what the animal crawling on the rocks is....any suggestions for improvement are welcome.
My plan is to mount it on a rice paper scroll rather than framing it.
Below is a photo of the handout I used as inspiration.