Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Hostas

This is an 8 inch by 7 inch detail from a 15 x 11 watercolor painting.
I've decided I don't like the original but I want to start posting.

What don't I like about it? Too few colors? Composition. Values - the center of the leaves turned out too dark. It was painted on Arches 140lb Rough. The paper was kept loose to be able to move the paint around. I think 300 lb will work better. The Sap Green was very sedimentary, which is something I've never noticed before.

Here's the original:

1 comment:

  1. Something about the warm/cool color mix?