Another busy day running around in and out of the studio... Working a little bit on the First Dancing Tulip painting, testing out all the bright yellow-green springy colors to contrast with the reddish-purple flower, and putting in some wet-in-wet washes in the background echoing the flower color:
Dancing Tulip, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# Cold Press Paper , 5"h x 7"w, WIP 2
And the ever-so-slow development of Petal Light continues... I am struggling over trying to darken the values of leaves in shadow without killing the colors too much or congest the surface with pigment. Luckily, Arches Paper is really great in that aspect -- due to the surface sizing pigments do not stay on surface as much as they do on softer papers such as Fabriano Artistico. The underpainting is getting close to be done, unfortunately, so is the deadline for picture submission....
Petal Light #1, Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper , 10"h x 8"w, WIP 4