Monday, June 18, 2012
Watercolor and Gouache Floral
I still have some shading to do on the stems and some additions of the ferny leaves. Also, the background needs some more work. While it looks black here, it's really a mixture of various greens, blues and the pink and maroon of the flowers. Since I'll want to use this primarily for prints (if it ends up good enough!), I want the background to look flatter and more varied than it appears right now.
While I've got you all looking, I'd like to put in a plug for my friend, Sue Clinker from PencilPix blogspot. She has a wonderful entry in a "Best of British Drawing Contest" sponsored by Derwent and the winner will be determined by votes. Her painting is of her husband trying to bar-b-que in the rain (which I gather is pretty typical of British weather much of the time). Here is a link to the contest:
You can vote for up to 20 entries and I do hope you'll find Sue's entry and will vote for it as I think she's done a wonderful job on this painting. It's called "Typical British BBG" by Sue Clinker.