Friday, February 8, 2013

Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring/ watercolor/ 8.5" x 6"/sold
I was interested in painting these tulips with dimension and clean, bright colors. The crispness of the white flower was achieved with layers of thin glazes of cobalt blue, aureolin yellow and permanent rose. The red tulip is scarlet red, purple magenta and permanent rose. Wet into wet background gives the soft edges.

Today was a first at achieving a watercolor effect in silk. I was afraid that the background would run into the poppy so I added a cold wax resist line which gave the white.Next time, I will omit this and the "stencil" effect will be gone and a painting will be achieved.

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