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The next meeting of the Auckland Watercolour Society will be on 9th October 2017, 1.30 pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. We have Evan Woodruffe as guest speaker, sponsored by Gordon Harris. Evan will introduce the new Schmincke watercolours on the occasion of Schmincke's 125th anniversary of Horadam Watercolour. The next challenge topics are:
Notes from the September Meeting
This time the challenge was "A watercolour painted without using a brush", and it was plainly astonishing what our members presented. The entries can be viewed on page 2. An amazing demonstration of the versatility of watercolour.
With spring arriving, we used the September meeting to have another good look at how to mix greens and why it is often considered difficult. We looked at the pigment Green Gold (PY 128) which is available from many paint manufacturers. This pigment, together with Ultramarine, creates a very good baseline for landscape greens. Green Gold is the sibling pigment of Transparent Yellow (PY 150). The key is that both yellows are transparent - this is important to get a green that can go from pleasant tints to very dark passages. Besides that we also had a look at how more intense green tones can play a role in landscapes, for example in water and other atmospheric effects.
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