How to create a glowing red in watercolor or oil – Colour Lesson

Warm glowing red in oil or watercolor

I had so much fun creating this Red Parrot Tulip and while developing these glowing red washes, it occurred to me that I should share this information with you all. A warm glowing red is a notoriously difficult color to portray – unless you know what I am about to tell you.

This is not a step by step guide of how to paint this subject. What I want to highlight are a number of points relating to painting a glorious glowing red using this study as an example.

For those who missed it – here is the link.

In these lessons you will find info about warm and cool colours, shadow color, color temperature, creating glowing reds, yellow underwash …

In my Free Art Lessons section you will find more helpful articles.

If you want to learn more about Watercolor Painting and Watercolor Technique check out my Watercolor DVDs and Video Downloads.

Happy Painting

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