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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Botanical Realism with Gamut Mapping

(in the upper image no blue color was used - the lower image shows the same subject matter but without any yellow and blue added, Randy Raak, instructor, colored pencil - the numbers refer to Polychromos, please click to enlarge)

We recently completed an advanced level workshop which followed James Gurney's book "Color and Light" focusing on a botanical subject matter. The students learned about gamut mapping and limited palettes and found it to be extremely helpful in botanical work- Please see more images from this course in addition to some other classroom shots by clicking here.   
(Two contrasting squash with their gamut, Meredith Feniak, watercolor, please click to enlarge)