Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Monday, December 27, 2021
Detail, Tulip Study #4
I won't even show the #2 and #3 studies.
And #4 got pretty dark, pretty fast. I should call it "Gothic Tulips." Must be all this cold and rain in northern CA. Not complaining, mind you--we need the rain.
I kind of like the cropped version of #4 (see second image, above), but #1 is still probably my favorite. I like the lighter touch.
Watercolor purists would probably not let the pencil lines show, and they certainly wouldn't darken the pencil lines, like I did on #4.
Just another day on the watercolor learning curve.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Not sure if this one will stand the test of time. One week taped to the wall above my desk usually lets me know if it's a keeper worthy of framing...or something to crop into a greeting card to a friend...or a turn-it-over-and-try-again-on-the-back.
I do know I love these cypress trees at Crown Memorial State Beach Park, Alameda, CA. I am just not exactly sure how to paint them.
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