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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Watercolor Floral Painting - Iris Update #1

Watercolor Flower Painting Things are starting to take shape and I am quite happy with how things are going at this point. I need to get the background in to better judge the values so that I can start getting into the darks to further push the shapes of the petals. Again the lighting is not great, while the petals are a mixture of grays, in real life you can see the transitions in color from gray, to blue, to pink, to yellow etc. I am using only the 3 primary colors for this flower and the background (although for the background I am using a darker less sedimentary blue) to give more punch.

I don't know if it is due to all the fighting I have been doing with acrylics of the past couple of weeks or the scale of this flower (11x15") but I am really enjoying painting it, I feel a floral series in my future :) It is a nice change to be working with larger brushes and not burning out my eyes on fine details like I was with my recent driftwood painting. Change is good :)

4 comments:

Werner said...

das wird wunderschön.


viele Grüße Werner

Costescu said...

Thanks Werner, or should I say "Dank" :)

I had to look up the translation, "That becomes beautiful."

Lisa Lorenz said...

WOW Tracy, looking beautiful already. This is going to be stunning. Anxious to see you work this one!

Costescu said...

Thanks Lisa, hope I don't mess it up ;)