Saturday, March 20, 2010
Watercolor 8" x 10" Mats to 11" x 14"
Since today is the first day of Spring, I wanted to share a spring painting with everyone. A Shasta Daisy is an early bloomer and is a fun and simple subject to celebrate Spring!
This painting combines details with a controlled wash. I did not mask off the flowers but this can be done if you are a little tentative about painting around the flower. The background is done in a wash of several colors: blue, greens and yellows. The green and yellow background provide an out of focus field of daisies surrounding the detailed flowers.
Keep the background fairly dark to lift the foreground subject off of the page.
In my area, we are experiencing a nice, sunnny, and warm first day of Spring! I hope you are too! If not, grab that paintbrush - Spring is only a brushstroke away!