Sunday, July 7, 2013

Every Attempt...

In Painting, every attempt is an opportunity for learning. I love flowers. Though I did few drawings and sketches of flowers in the past, I can almost say, I never attempted flowers in watercolor.

In this first attempt, along the way, I learned few techniques and noted some points:
  • Let the color freely flow on the paper and mix with adjacent colors to give a smooth and subtle effect
  • Be prepared to do mistakes, after all this is the best way to learn ;)
  • Show contrasting in adjacent colors
  • Tried to show water drops on the leaves, but felt like I am not there yet ;(
This painting is based on a photograph that I took from my front yard, the first yellow rose of the season. First, I did a quick sketch with the ballpoint pen as part of my study before this attempt.

 The Sketch 

 Painting  - Taking the shape


Surface: Winsor & Newton Cotman 140lb/300gsm water Color paper
Paints: Grumbacher - Cadmium Yellow, Winsor & Newton - Cotman Turquoise Aquarelle, Sap Green, Cobalt blue, Cadmium Orange Hue
Brushes: 10 round sable, 00 synthetic Winsor & Newton, and 000 Sable synthetic blend
Mediums: water
Size: 7" x 10"