Had some fun trying to understand gamut masking that I read about on James' Gurney's wonderful blog. I'm trying to get a feel for choosing a color gamut and still be able to create colors and values. I also tried a "traditional" brush that I hadn't really tried before, and I'm pretty pleased. I really like some of the color variations that I was able to achieve.
I'm still uncertain if the color gamut masking allows me to use different values than are shown. I mixed some of the colors, obviously, but doing it digitally is dangerous because it seems like I get outside of the gamut at times. is that possible? I'm not sure. but I liked what happened on this one.
I would have liked to use some brighter values in some areas, but I also really like the feeling of this painting. chalk it up to experience and learning from trial and error.
here is the Gamut that I but out and color-picked from. I mixed colors from this gamut as well.