Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pansy Study

Pansy study/ watercolor/ 7.5" x 5.5"/SOLD

Still warming up after a week away.
I found painting the shadows and lit areas on the orange pansy a challenge. While this finally works, I think I will try painting sunlit orange pansies again. Here, the best shadows were created using scarlet red, translucent orange and a hint of quin gold (the gold quickly dulls or muddies the color). The lit parts are aureolin and white paper.