Vegetable Color Wheel

This week’s watercolor sketching subjects quickly became a healthy meal. Before becoming a meal, the vegetables were a great way to revisit basic color mixing and elementary, easily overlooked watercolor practices – Keep your water clean. Keep your colors clean. Keep your highlights. The veggie motivation came courtesy of a Jean Mackay class via Winslow Art online – check out her offerings on her site here.

This color mixing practice was a reminder of basic watercolor practices – clean water, clean color, save the highlights

Vegetables are basic shapes and give you the opportunity to practice watercolor skills, mixing colors, doing a wash, glazing

Jean Mackay
Here is a good example of watercolor basics including a simple complementary color composition plus some lettering

Did you know adopting a healthy, colorful approach to eating can increase positive mood, along with other physical and mental health-related outcomes. Colorful fruits and vegetables might reduce symptoms of depression because they contain carotenoids. Carotenoids are plant pigments that give fruits and veggies their bright red, orange, and yellow colors. They are also a form of phytonutrients, which work as antioxidants in the body to deactivate free radicals and reduce inflammation.

Add color to your food plate & your watercolor palette each day!

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