I worked on this painting for several hours today but had to put it aside to go to a dentist’s appointment–I hate it when that happens! For this painting I used a base coat of cadmium lemon on every item except the blue background and vase, then glazed additional colors on top, mixing them directly on the paper instead of on my palette.
My palette consisted of cadmium lemon, cadmium yellow pale, cadmium yellow deep, permanent rose, cobalt turquoise light, winsor blue (green shade), and indigo. My daughter said my palette always ends up looking like a rainbow, and she’s right. Here’s a photo of my palette:
I love the lighting in this photo and the close-up view that shows the texture of the paper. This painting is a departure from my typical cool color scheme. I used only four paint colors (permanent rose, winsor blue, cadmium yellow deep, and indigo) by Winsor Newton. Watercolors on cold pressed Artistico paper by Fabriano.
My latest painting–another lesson featured in Fiona Peart’s book, “Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor.” Watercolors and acrylic ink on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.
My finished painting–completed during our Memorial Day family watercolor fest. Watercolors on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.
My sister’s first watercolor painting–completed during our Memorial Day family watercolor fest. How impressive is this for her first attempt? My sister, an accomplished sugar artist, said she imagined that she was decorating a cake. Watercolors on cold pressed Acquarello Artistico paper by Fabriano.
Watercolors, micron pen, and acrylic ink on cold pressed Canson Aquarelle/Acuarela paper. Another painting my daughter finished during our joint painting session this week. How amazing is she? I just love this. I’ll be posting one of my paintings tomorrow. For step-by-step instructions on completing this project pick up a copy of the book, “Botanical Flowers in Watercolor” by Michael Lakin.
A little time all to myself, a steamy cup of coffee, my little Piggy snuggled up at my side, and the arrival of two new books from my book club–it doesn’t get any better than this. I can’t wait to see what visual delights and inspiration await me inside these two books:
I hope you carve out some time for yourself this weekend and do something equally inspiring and enjoyable. Have a great weekend.