Saturday, April 26, 2014
Last month a dear friend brought me a beautiful Stargazer Lily as a hostess gift. Needless to say, it has long since stopped blooming, but, luckily, I took several pictures when it was at it's most beautiful. This painting was done from one of those photos. The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on Acquerello 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper. The predominant color is Holbein's quinacridone rose-violet. I mixed my own greens from pthalo blue, yellow and cadmium red, and used Payne's Grey for the background. I also glazed the grey over the areas I wanted to lay back, like the center between the 2 major flowers
I think I will use this as one of the lessons for my intermediate watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.