Thursday, March 21, 2013
I started on a piece of watercolor paper that I thoroughly wet on both sides. I used some nice thick, juicy paints, since I had so much water on the paper already. I used a lovely green gold and added orange and cerulean blue. I didn't draw on the paper before I started, but I knew where I wanted the flowers. I wiped out the white areas with a clean wet brush. As the paper began to dry, I was able to add purple to the shadow side of the flowers. I thought about the shape of the petals and the warm side and cool side of the shapes.
I am at a good stopping place because the paint should be dry when I go back into the painting. Tomorrow, I will continue to carve out my shapes and design my painting until it looks finished. With any luck, someone will take the brush out of my hand before I overdo it.