Work in progress
I promised you some work in progress, so here's the first one. This flower is done on Arches Paper 300 lbs and measures 24'' x 30''.
I love to create my watercolor with the wet into wet technique. For some of you who do not know about this technique I will post some examples of it in a near future so please refer back to the blog next week. (Weekends will be days off on the blog for me) . Many people say that working with watercolor this way is difficult because of the lack of control we have over the water. I for once, prefer this over any other method.
It's been a while since I last created a big flower so this time I am not concerned about the edges all I want to do is get reacquainted with my technique. I will worry about that next time.
I always start my painting with a very light sketch using only the contour as a guide. The rest is done as I go. I use a picture to guide me through the process of applying the pigments but I am merely just looking for light and shadows. Often I will totally change the color of the flower.
This white flower was used to create my watercolor entitled
watercolor 24'' x 30''
As you can see, I wasn't really looking to reproduce exactly the same flower but marely represent the light and shadows found in the reference subject.
Give it a try.. Take a picture of your own flowers and learn to play around with it. Let free of your imagination.
It sure is lots of fun.