Saturday, June 23, 2012

High Summer Dreams II (Finished!)

This painting is finished and I have to drag my own hands from it -- no more further fiddling!!! I have to learn when to stop before fuzzing over unnecessary details and destroy that freshness so precious to a good watercolor painting.. No one wants to look at a flower painting that seems tired and beaten up! It does not matter the orange on the left most petal looks a bit too warm and the shape of the stamen is not exactly correct -- those are not the most important things to worry about at this stage of painting. The most important thing is that the finished painting works well as a whole and has a clear focus. I am stopping now. Right now. I am happy with it and will try not to ruin it from this point on... :-P

High Summer Dreams II, 
Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper, 10"h x 14"w, 2012 #33

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  1. Arena, It is stunning, glorious, and rich in color. That is all anyone will notice. :)


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