Friday, January 29, 2010

Sunlit Lily



"Sunlit Lily", 21" x 14", Transparent Watercolor
It's finished. This was a fun painting; I love working with bright, vibrant colors. It turned out to be a bit of a challenge as the masking fluid damaged the surface of the paper very slightly making it harder to achieve a sharp line in places. A challenge is good, though. It teaches you a thing or two.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Almost Finished...




Sunlit Lily - 22" x 15", Transparent Watercolor.
It's close to being finished. I have to add the black dots that are speckled all over the petals, remove the masking fluid, and complete the stamens and anthers. I like how it looks without the black dots and am a bit nervous about adding them, but all the Oriental Lilies I've seen have the dots.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Backlit Orchids



"Backlit Orchids" 16" x 22", Transparent Watercolor
I'm breaking away from painting furry creatures for a bit. During the long, dreary days of winter, painting something vibrant and colorful helps lighten my mood.