Monday, January 10, 2011
Another Floral of Tulips to Banish the Winter
Painted yesterday from life, here's another watercolor done on a textured background using 1/2 gesso and 1/2 water over hot press Fabriano 140 lb, followed by a light application of Winsor Newton texture medium. When dry I sketched with watersoluble colored pencils then painted flat allowing colors to run and mix. A few lines of wax candle were put in before painting and a few marks with Caran D'Ache crayons done at the end. Also I marked into wet paint with CPs and did color sanding with coarse sandpaper into wet areas. I was trying for a painterly soft yet romantic floral. This is 22x15 inches.
A photo I took last year is posted first so you can see the vase in a more realistic light.