Sunday, February 13, 2022



I tried to paint this painting without planning - so started again with a sketch on tracing paper to work out in my mind where elements were placed.  Then, using the sketch as a guide (but not tracing onto watercolor paper), I sketched it all again (without the shadow shapes) onto a half sheet of Arches cold press watercolor paper.  

Started putting in the dried leaves and then the stems.  Added a light cobalt blue to the dried berries (which will be a dark blue-black when finished).  I will put in the shadow shapes when I’m happy with everything else.  

More planning on this is giving it a better chance of being a success.


Jennifer Rose said...

extra work but seems to be paying off 😀

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

It's paying off and looking lovely. Best wishes.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Jennifer and Lisa :). Finished this one but started over on hot press paper - should be interesting.