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Monday, March 08, 2010

Watercolor Flower Painting - Iris Update #6

Well I could not put it off any longer, I had to darken the background! I really liked the way the top left hand side had swirled together, online it did not look too special but in real life it was sooo, pretty. I wanted to wait until I added all of the darks in on the petals to be sure.
Oh well, the whites were suffering with such a pale backdrop and the dark blueish-purple still looks really nice I think and make the whites appear so much crisper. I darkened the edge petals and added a few more details to the center of the flower as well.
I will need to let it sit again for a few days and stare at it to see if it needs any further tweaks :) Now to decide on a name...ugh!

6 comments:

andrea said...

Enjoying the progression, as usual. You really do tackle a wide range of subject matter. Very versatile.

Costescu said...

Thanks Anrea :)

Louise Smith said...

Fabulous Tracey, one of my favourites! You have captured the thinness of the petals so well.

Costescu said...

Thanks so much Louise :) It was alot of fun to paint as I got to use big brushes, a nice change from my usual teeny tiny brushes :)

Lisa Lorenz said...

Stunning work Tracey. It so delicate! You are so talented

Costescu said...

awwwh thanks so much Lisa :)Right back at ya ;)