Friday, December 14, 2012

Agave Light...a painting in progress


This is a large watercolor painting in progress. 22" x 30".
 I started out with a pencil value drawing in my journal.

The first applications of color were painted with the  "dropped in color" technique. I started with warm colors and dropped in cooler greens and blues to create a variety of hues.  The light flower clusters are Bougainvillea   blossoms. I'm going to add magenta to the petals.
 This area shows negative painting. I painted around the flowers and leaves with darks. I did that so it would be easier to paint light values on the positive  shapes. 
 Another view of the same area....I'll post more photos soon ....I'm finishing up this painting over the weekend! 

2 comments:

Kim G said...

Stunning!

barbara and nancy said...

Thanks, Helen
I can't wait to see the rest.
I'm taking notes.
Barbara