Saturday, June 9, 2012

Work in Progress: High Summer Dreams II & Petal Light III (Continued)

Working on two bird of paradise paintings simultaneously... It's interesting to me that the two paper have such drastically different handling qualities, which dictates how I need to work on them... I am glazing patiently on the Arches but try to get both of my color and value relationships correct in any shapes I painted in one go on the Fabriano, and I an intrigued to see if the final results have only slightly different looks, or actually look quite similar with only subtle differences...

High Summer Dreams II, Watercolor on Arches 140# Cold Press Paper, 10"h x 14"w, WIP 2

Petal Light III, 
Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico140# Cold Press Press Paper , 10"h x 14"w, WIP 2


  1. Hello Arena:) I'm sure they both are going to be beautiful. Love the colors already! I'm looking forward to the next step:)

  2. Hi Arena. I'm not sure if it's your handling or the paper, but the Fabriano certainly looks like it more deeply accepts the color.


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