Monday, November 19, 2012

Color of the Week ~ Burnt Sienna

The name of the color pigment, Sienna, comes from the city of Siena in the Tuscany region of Italy. Since the Renaissance it has been famous for mining and producing the pigment. Burnt Sienna is raw sienna that has had water removed from the clay by heating. Burnt Sienna is a warm, reddish brown with hints of orange.

Image by IreneS

Plaza Del Campo in Siena.

Image by Nicole S

Burnt Sienna will always make me think of watercolor. Here is a sample of some earth pigments. The fifth wash is Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna (PR101).

Image by Nuno Barreto

See how the Burnt Sienna brings warmth to this painting?

Image by GilmoPix

This painting started with a wash of Burnt Sienna.
Image by clifskif

The dark clouds in this watercolor are a mixture of Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin and Burnt Sienna.

Image by GilmoPix

Burnt Sienna was one of the color washes used in this painting. This is a section of the watercolor. The complete painting is below.

Image by Hailey E. Herrera

Image by Hailey E. Herrera

Last Light also uses Burnt Sienna in the color palette.

Image by Hailey E. Herrera
Of course if I found something else in Burnt Sienna, say boots,

Etsy Shop: RabbitHouseVintage

Or jewelry, I wouldn't turn my back on them.

Etsy Shop: RichmondHillTreasure

This postcard painting of Giraffe #156 looks like it has a Burnt Sienna wash.

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