Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blooming Bluets

Blooming Bluets
(Houstonia caerulea) in our yard in Shapleigh, Maine
on May 18, 2017, sketched on May 18, 2017
7" x 5" (w x h), Winsor & Newton and Holbein watercolors,
zinc gouache, and Uniball waterproof fade proof ink on
140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain
100% cotton extra white watercolor paper
framed, $100 + $5.50 sales tax + $9.50 shipping = $115.00

I did a couple of sketches that I didn't like. I studied my tulips painting from the Montreal Botanical Gardens, Tulip Symphony HERE, and went back to do another. Did a detailed loose drawing, did the background with wet on wet dabs, finishing it off when dry with a wet water wash and then more color for value. But before that dabbed in the flowers, added some dark purple accents for value, and then smoothed them out with some zinc white gouache.

1 comment:

Ruth Kaldor said...

You capture the delicate quality of these flowers, the background colors and gentle treatment overall.