Sunday, April 11, 2010

"IRIS NO. 1"

This is the No. 103 painting in my 365/2010 series.
Title: :IRIS NO. 1"
Size: 22 X 30 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb. DeArches 100% rag paper.
This isanother Demonstration painting. This entire painting is done wet on wet putting in strong layer of very bright colors. The paper towels are crumpled and shaped to the shape of each individual petal of the flowers. while these sit soaking up some of the paint and making beautiful frilly edges for the flowers, sprinkle salt on the rest of the surface so that the texture is achieved in the background.
When the salt start to make the texture it's time to lift, straight up, the towels off the painting. Now you can use the hair dryer to speed up the drying time and the blower wont effect he salts work.
When the painting is dry. Put in the darker leaves and stems of the flowers and begin to separate the petals of each flower with paynes gray. First learn how to blend the edges so that you get one soft edge and one hard edge.
Didn't think you were going to get a painting lesson HUH?
I sure hope you like what I do.
Comments and/or remarks are appreciated.

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