Friday, December 18, 2015

"Scissors & Flowers," study

This painting is just a study....messing around with mixed media over a watercolor that had value problems.  Just one half step darker than you should on a white object in shadow and you loose the form.  It's not a white vase anymore.  The same with light colored flowers.  Since I hate to use puddle colors in watercolor...(and you have to in the lighter values) I usually get things too dark.  I'm speaking of direct alla prima watercolor (no layers) Also my watercolors suffer because I don't do them often in preference to oil.  I still love watercolor though and plan to do more and use this blog as a sounding board.  Any comments are totally welcome.