Dappled sunlight filters from overhead to illuminate the bountiful blossoms of the hydrangea. Delicate petals gather in a romantic range of blue and violet flowers—each branch a staggering display of cloud-like forms and incredible color. DANIEL SMITH’s Hydrangea Triad embodies the soft tones and subtle hues of this fantastic floral subject.
Cobalt Blue Violet captures the essence of the hydrangea from delicate lavender petals to deep and mysterious shadows. Mayan Dark Blue adds a touch of turquoise to enliven blossoms and foliage. The leaves and sunlight glow with a hint of Nickel Titanate Yellow to add warmth and softness. Explore the many shades of sunlight and violet shadows with this charming trio of watercolor.
Cobalt Blue Violet is a commanding color—a rich, deep purple at full strength that softens to a whisper of lavender in light washes. A must for the classic color of hydrangea petals, this stunning shade adds interest with subtle granulation. Try mixing with Mayan Blue for a spectrum of blue-violet shades perfect for your floral subjects.
Mayan Dark Blue is a deep indigo with a slight green bias. Once used to adorn the temples of the Mayan people, this durable pigment has stood the test of time and is now a favorite among many painters. Try it in place of Phthalo Turquoise for a less staining option—Mayan Blue’s forgiving working properties allow it to be lifted from the page. Semi-transparency and soft granulation make it wonderful in mixtures.
Nickel Titanate Yellow is a soft shade in keeping with the sweetness of hydrangea petals. This semi-transparent color lightens while adding a touch of warmth. Use in mixtures with its trio-mates for vibrant pastel shades that dry with a velvet finish. In washes, this color leaves a veil of delicate color on the page. Try mixing with Mayan Blue for a wonderful jade useful for harmonious color on the hydrangea leaves.
DANIEL SMITH Hydrangea Triad Line Drawing
DANIEL SMITH Hydrangea Triad Full Color Sheet