Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Probably Not


Spring is Here
8" x 10" watercolor
100% cotton Arches cold press paper

Tape a painting to the wall for two weeks and usually you'll be able to tell whether it holds up or you were just briefly infatuated with your creation.  

I do like the way the whites of the two main flowers stand out from the darker background, but I labored over the details on the flowers, and it shows. Also, I'm not sure my color choices work very well (French ultramarine, Prussian blue, hansa yellow medium, burnt sienna, quin magenta, and a touch of opera pink). There's not enough warmth in the background, probably because of the way the Prussian blue dominates. 

I do have ideas for how to do a second version of this. Stay tuned.

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