Thursday, October 29, 2009
Did a little tonal guide to my current watercolor palette, and it looks like I could stand to add some variety to the reds. Watching paint dry is an expression that conveys the ultimate tedious activity...but I really love watching the way watercolor changes as it dries, especially the paints that have sediment (plus it happens pretty quickly). Small pleasures.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Initial sketch from life
and a photo reference for later (another bouquet from the garden). There's an electric blue-purple to the indigo spires that I haven't figured out how to mix yet, not to mention the fuschia zinnia. Hope to post the completed painting soon!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
The top sketch was done on Arches 140lb paper (great for pen and ink w/watercolor that involves NO washes). I decided to make my own watercolor sketchbook by tearing 7.5inX11in sections of this paper and joining with bulldog clips. The zinnia was done in a sketchbook with heavy, non-watercolor paper.