Friday, February 3, 2012

Work in Progress: Island Beauty - White Plumeria (Continued)

Here's how it looks after another day's work -- most of the leaves are done, with rich greens created by floating transparent tube greens such as Sap Green and Hooker's Green on top of a very colorful underpainting of reds, blues and browns. I've also added another layer of shadow mixed from three transparent primaries -- Permanent Rose, Cobalt Blue and Aureolin Yellow -- on flower pedals, trying hard to make it still light, comparable to the lighter areas on leaves. I used my red acetate to check value scales often. It's getting close to be done, and I'm crossing my fingers...

Island Beauty - White Plumeria,  
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 140# Cold Press Paper , 6"h x 6"w, WIP 2


  1. Arena, those leaves are superb. The underpainting worked so well.


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