Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dancing Tulip III (Finished!)

What happened to Dancing Tulip I and II? Well... Truth be told, they are still under development... I got caught in the pink mode while developing a larger (10" x 14") version of "Spring Breeze II) to submit to the International Exhibition hosted by Watercolor Art Society - Huston (WAS-H), and decided to finish this little painting afterwards to continue my exploration of different shades of pink. I am quite happy with the results, and feeling that I am gradually getting the hang of painting small on rough paper. And I have to admit -- Arches paper can really take a beat! Using a scrubber brush I was able to regain the lost white on the pedals after layers and layers of washes...

Dancing Tulip III,  Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough Paper , 7"h x 5"w, 2012 #14

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  1. Incredibly beautiful tulips Arena, and the color you scraped off really set them off, the painting is glowing of light!

    1. Thanks Jane! I was really terrified when using the scrubber, since the paper bits are coming off the wet paper -- but Arches are really touch! When it dried and I brushed off the bits, the paper looked like new and the contrast generated by regaining the white really works! I doubt I can pull this off on any other paper though... :-P

  2. Beautiful painting!. Such lovely colours and light.

  3. The color variation in the petals is beautiful.


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