Sunday, March 7, 2010

Teacup Garden

Teacup Garden
Watercolor 7" x 10" Mats to 11" x 14"

This week's blog is done in honor of my aunt, Dorris, who passed away this past week.  She was 92 years old and a very special lady.  She always loved paintings of flowers and pastel colors were her favorite.  My painting above, Teacup Garden, reminds me of her.   She will be missed!

Watercolor Tip:
When painting flowers, each petal must be done separately or there will be no distinction from one petal to the next.  Wet each petal with clean water and drop in color.  The water will pull the color and when dry create a nice color transition.  To speed up the painting, paint every other petal.  By the time you have returned to the first petal painted, the touching petal will be dry and can be painted.


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