Saturday, January 14, 2012

Plumeria II (Version II Finished!)

It took a bit more time and many more layer of paints, but the second version of Plumeria II is finally finished! I love the glowing effects created by the body of the yellow paints, and the "happy accident" created when painting the dark background wet-into-wet. After many layers of glazing, Arches did not give in. Tough sizing on this paper... Glazing method works really well with it, which allows more control and less mixing of paints on palette. The resulted colors seem to be clean and subtle comparing to other more direct methods. I think I will try it more with more complicated projects next time...

Plumeria II (Version 2),  Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, 2012#5



  1. Beautiful, Arena! I look forward to your more complicated subjects.


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