Saturday, April 10, 2010

Start of Orchid Watercolor

Here is the orchid photo I took last week as a reference.
First wash on background. I choose a flat gray I mixed that will help pop the flower forward in the painting. Getting a good clean wash done without runbacks is key here. This looks boring now, but sets the table for the whole painting.

Next i added the stem and the bud on the end. I used an nice clean mingled green with a dash of alizerin crimson in the bud. It is taking shape already. I will post more tomorrow as I start to develop the flowers.

Keep Makin' Art

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