Thursday, September 08, 2011
Watercolor Memorial Dog Portrait - Painting the Bushes
Each layer has to dry which even in this heat takes a bit of time so it requires a bit of patience to wait but I think it will be worth the effort :) While the glazes are drying I have been building up the details on the flowers in the foreground. Each detail layer also needs to dry for the flowers, I realized after doing several layers which just blended into each other. Some of the shadow areas look quite dark right now on the flowers but once glazed over with several think glazes of yellow, they should look quite nice.
Usually I can get away with this method but with the yellow values it just not seem to work, even though I am using darker values which have been grayed down for the shadows. So, good thing there are many of the flowers to paint so that I can jump around from flower to flower while the first ones dry.