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“Iris” (Iris pseudacorus) – watercolor and colored pencil, with black acrylic background.
Hi, ‘biscus! This was created using a dip pen and red ink on a pink gessoed page covered with a green leaved background which was drawn using a marker.
Summer Afternoon ~ pattern study in my watercolor sketchbook
Flower from the aloe vera plant …
#WorldWatercolorMonth July 4th, 2016 ~ An explosion of cheery red and pink flowers against a dark ground. Painted tonight after a long day (I had to work). Inspired by a recent trip to Crowley Nursery and Garden, near where I live in Florida. It was good to relax and paint this holiday evening. Still time to watch the fireworks outside tonight!
I’m thinking hibiscus, animal print, orange, purple, and brown … in my watercolor sketchbook tonight. In an earlier post, I talked a little about how the lighting (warm, cool, natural, artificial) affects digital images when we take photos of our work. Here, I am playing around with filters on the photographs – the top image uses iPhoto’s “Chrome” photo filter and the image below uses my Lumia phone’s “Warm Copper” filter.
For this piece, I used white acrylic gesso over watercolor – you can see the raised textural white areas where I applied the gesso. You can see where I scraped into the paint using the wooden end of one of my small paint brushes to create lines in the gesso.
The flatter white areas in this piece are where the paper shows through – it’s actually more of an ivory/cream color, not white white like the gesso.
I also used brown watercolor paint (burnt umber) and a brown water-based marker on this piece.
Watercolor, gesso … and a little water soluble marker and turquoise satin acrylic paint too. Mixing it up. Happy. Painting without any references. Thinking of patterns and textiles.