Monochromatic Painting & Value

These are 3 examples of the exercise we did today in my new watercolour class.  When you paint with one colour as in these examples the only variable you have available to create a successful painting is value.  In these examples even though they each use only one colour, that colour is actually made up of 2 colours.  I did that only because I find these mixtures more interesting even though the exercise works just as well with one colour particularly if you use a darker value colour such as dioxazine purple or ultra blue.

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