Saturday, February 6, 2016

Joyful Amaryllis


Joyful Amaryllis
on a sunny winter day on my deck railing in Shapleigh, Maine
on February 6, 2016, sketched on February 6, 2016
8" x 8", Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors, and
Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on 300 lb. Fluid 100
cold press acid free 100% cotton watercolor paper
framed, $170 + $9.35 sales tax + $15.65 S&H = $195.00

2 comments:

Ruth Kaldor said...

Love the sponteity of this painting with the sweeping curves, line , and brushwork

Bruce McMillan said...

Claudio emailed: "Wow your Lilies sketch is very 'alive'. Just wondering how you did the black background if you can share that."

Thanks, Claudio. First I painted the sky background in Prussian blue. Then I glazed it twice, painting each glaze with a mixture of Prussian blue and Payne's Gray. Since it was 300 lb. heavy paper it required lots of water. By the way, the white Amaryllis blooms sure look like white lilies, eh? -Bruce