Toucan demo...same lesson. Stressed that it is so important to get the tones right. The exact colour simply isn't as important.
I love painting all sorts of birds and animals. The first part to paint is the eye. Get that right and then be as loose as you like with the rest of it.
Been looking at these plums in the kitchen for days. Still wet. Used three colors...ultramarine, Quin magenta and burnt sienna.
This is a painting I did years ago. Small sketches done from photos randomly put together and given a touch of watercolour. I have written down Ultramarine Blue, Windsor Red (but looks more like burnt sienna or something) and two yellows...Indian and Transparent. Limited palette is a powerful thing so long as you leave plenty of white. Makes landscapes look great. Confident.
Daughter Bonnie wanted paintings for her place that would fit into small Ikea frames. She was very specific about what she wanted!