Monday, November 8, 2010
STILL PLAYING WITH WATER LILIES
Well, it's not 2/3rd finished - more than that. But I think I stopped before it was overworked (except for that closed bud that looks outlined.
So then, with the 2/3rd rule in mind (well, not a RULE, but a pretty darned good suggestion), I did this next one...
I added a touch of Undersea Green (a Daniel Smith color) to Lunar Black (DS, also), for the majority of the water. I prewet the whole water area and then let the color flow and used some lighter strokes like drawing lines with my brush. I liked it and just added a touch of Prussian Blue mixed with the Lunar Black for the ligher areas. I mixed a touch of Lunar Black with the red for the flowers, too. Keeping everything dark but flowing was my idea and trying to finish before the painting was overdone.
I like this one - the flow, the looseness, the colors more muted. Sometimes just playing with a scrap of paper and choosing a few colors make painting fun again.
Posted by RH Carpenter