Learning Watercolor with Jack Reid, Part V: Going from a Value Study to a Full Color Painting

In Watercolor Basics, Jack Reid asks the reader to paint the same scene five times:  once as a value study in sepia, and then progressively in two, three, four, and five colors.  Here are the paintings I created during this process:

Farmstead at Twilight, value study in sepia
Farmstead at Twilight, value study in sepia
Farmstead at Twilight, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight in raw sienna, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight in raw sienna, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight in viridian green, raw sienna, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight in viridian green, raw sienna, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight in cobalt blue, aureolin yellow, rose madder genuine, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue
Farmstead at Twilight in cobalt blue, aureolin yellow, rose madder genuine, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue

I wonder if Reid realized that some of these pigments aren’t lightfast!

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