Plumeria II, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, WIP 8
Plumeria II (Version 2), Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, WIP 3
I'm also starting another small rose painting. I have named it "Hide and Seek" since part of the flower is hidden under out-of-focus leaves. I have started the painting with a soft, wet-into-wet underpainting, and trying to be careful to leave plenty of white areas for possible lights. I've added some darks made from Alizarin Crimson and Prussian Blue in the background corners to give myself some anchors about how dark the shadows on the flower should go.
Hide and Seek, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, WIP 1
The show season is rapidly approaching and I should be painting larger pieces to meet the deadlines, but I am really procrastinating... I feel that I like the painting process much better when I don't have in mind that "I am painting this to try to submit to a show"... Well, I guess the solution should be painting many pieces well ahead of time so that I don't have to do a particular painting just to try to meet the deadlines! Something to try for this year... :-P