Thursday, June 25, 2020
I’ve seen watercolors done with an underpainting of grey and thought I’d try it on these cherries. Used Holbein neutral tint color as the underpainting for the shadow shapes. Let that dry completely before layering over with the reds.
I left the top part in the photo to show the colors I will be using as I go along with this.
So far, so good. (This is a fourth sheet but is taped off to be more squared when the painting is finished.)
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Step 2 done - the green leaves, the pod, all of the background and the middle part of the flower. All that’s left to do is the petals and some reshaping (maybe). This is a half sheet Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper. I haven’t painted on a half sheet for a long time so felt like getting back to something bigger than normal (have been doing fourth sheets).
The green/yellow background was done wet-in-wet. The leaves and pod were done some wet-in-wet and some wet on dry paper to get good crisp edges for the white areas.
Are you painting or drawing or sewing, knitting, etc.? In these days where it seems there is nothing but bad news and more COVID-19 cases and deaths, it’s hard to be creative. But it does help us escape into something beautiful for a while.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Finally felt like starting another painting. This one is a magnolia from a photo taken a year or so ago during a visit to Savannah, GA.
These days, it’s difficult to be inspired by much, but painting does take one away for a while. I hope we all can find an escape for a while to clear our heads and try to bring something of beauty into the world.
I have to say, I am not thrilled with the new Blogger updated version - it’s more difficult to use and get what you want to post quickly. Had to keep trying several times to get the underlining off! I guess we’ll all get used to it since we will no longer have a choice soon.