As you can see in the photograph above a whole picture can be captured using only greens.
So how many tubes of watercolor exactly will you need to capture all these greens? Hmmm. There's sap green, yellow green, permanent light green, emerald green, viridian, hunter green, blue green, winsor/phalo green......
Or maybe there is a better way? And, of course, there is. For those of you who are new to watercolor this will be a good way to learn to mix colors. Because, unlike acrylics and oils, the artist can pretty much mix all the different hues of a color with very little different pigments.
We're all going to try to capture the essence of this photograph this week.
For beginning watercolorists, we'll be doing exercises to help learn to mix pigment.
For more advanced artists, use this as a challenge to put into practice the concepts of warm and cool greens to create your painting. Don't be afraid to move a little more afield by using a turquoise which is technically a greenish color. or a very cool yellow which is also almost a green.
Don't forget: you don't have to include everything you see here and you, as the artist, are very free to move things around or crop as you see fit.