watercolor glazing is so cool

Early in the painting, I laid in a background with some ultramarine blue and perylene maroon pigments.  (Daniel Smith's perylene maroon is one of my favorite colors since I stopped using that dastardly fugitive alizarin crimson.)

Early in the painting, I laid in a background with some ultramarine blue and perylene maroon pigments.  (Daniel Smith's perylene maroon is one of my favorite colors since I stopped using that dastardly fugitive alizarin crimson.)

I felt that the background was too purple, so I neutralized it with a very watery glaze of lemon yellow.

I felt that the background was too purple, so I neutralized it with a very watery glaze of lemon yellow.

Once I had darkened the shoes themselves, I wanted more warmth in the background, so I added another very pale glaze of perylene maroon.

Once I had darkened the shoes themselves, I wanted more warmth in the background, so I added another very pale glaze of perylene maroon.

In the end, though, I decided to use another layer of sap green to bring it back to neutral for the finished still life.

In the end, though, I decided to use another layer of sap green to bring it back to neutral for the finished still life.