11x15 watercolor on 140 lb cold press paper begun Monday as a work in progress and finished today. For references I used my studio hollyhocks in white and palest yellow that can be seen in the photos below and initial shadow washes. Some people have asked me to show beginning stages of a floral which always start with dark values. In the left hand photo that is too dark to see details here, but paned windows are behind the bloom. Looking through the window you can see a window inside the studio opposite wall north. To the right on finished painting can be seen pink and white hollyhock reflections. Window trim was a dull red when it was first painted in 1998. A few years ago that was changed to hot pink, flanked by spring green shutters.
Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.