January 11, 2009

Magnolia, a work in progress

Here is something I have not done in a while and that is posting a work in progress. It shows the steps as I paint them. I did something new in this painting in that I applied almost all the colours unmixed onto wet paper and then allowed them to mingle. Above, I started with my drawing, soaked the paper and then applied the pure colours and let them move around. Then I started developing some of the deeper tones, and kept on adding layers until I was happy with the result.
Magnolia, 10 x 14", watercolour, Jan 2009, $400


  1. this work in progress is awesome! I just happened upon your site but I'm very impressed. Great job!