I started my Daffodil painting yesterday and thought it would be fun to post step by step photographs.
Western Tiger Swallowtail on Buddleia (c) Kathy Cranmer 2013. Water color 9 x 12 on Arches 140 lb hot press paper. I finished my piece for the Plants and Pollinators exhibit this afternoon. I will let it sit for a few days and then may add a few more darks. I find if I put a piece away for a few days it is easier to decide if any more details are needed.
Tomorrow I plan to start a new still life. I picked my daffodils this morning ahead of the snow. Currently we have about 8". They looked so nice on my kitchen counter I took some photos and plan to start a painting tomorrow.
I was sad today when I removed the lid from my watercolor palette and saw the paints were dry. I normally paint frequently enough my paints do not dry out. I am blaming Uncle Sam for the length of time from my last painting session as I spent last week filing our taxes instead of painting. I painted today in preparation for this Friday's Workshop at the Lakewood Arts Council Gallery. The Subject is "Working with Reflective Objects." I will guide the class through a demonstration from Paul Jackson's Book Painting Spectacular Light Effects in Watercolor (c) 2000. Below is the image we will tackle.
Tomorrow I return to my "Plants and Pollinators" piece. I have a good start on the Western Tiger Swallowtail. Now I need to turn my attention to the Buddleia blossom.
"Plants and Pollinators" in Progress (c) 2013 Kathy Cranmer Watercolor
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