12x9 watercolor done this afternoon on Canson 140 lb cold press paper, using my ink sketch as seen below this image. Using no photo reference, only the sketch, I quickly laid in a background wash of primaries arylide yellow, ultramarine blue, and permanent rose. When dry, I used dry brush technique to put in flowers (parrot tulips mostly) and do details on this blue bike. Its shadows were very important so that area painted with a mix of alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue. The blue bike's color is cobalt. Happy National Bike month!
Inksketch, 11x8.5, Pigma Micron 01 pen
All images Copyright 2013 Kay Smith