Thursday, February 24, 2011

Demo Tulips step 1

Starting with a vivid photograph of my tulips, I've sketched in the basic drawing directly onto dry Saunders 140 lb cold press (NOT) paper. Beginning with darks first on dry paper I'm laying in Prussian blue mixed with small amount of phthalo green by DaVinci. I don't always start with the background first but will with this painting. Feel free to ask questions as we go along.

2 comments:

Mary Kosary said...

Thanks for posting this colorful demo. I don't understand the NOT word. Can you explain. thanks
Mary Kosary

Kay Smith said...

Hi Mary. For watercolor paper, NOT is the British equivalent to what we call cold press.