Friday, July 16, 2010

Lilacs Practice

Using basically the same techniques of the dots as that in the sunflowers below, this time I am painting lilacs using a little more control.  Notice that there is separation between the petals so they won't bleed into each other. The dark at the bottom of the top petal, upper right, was painted once the petals dried.  Painting these individual petals will take some time as there are lots of petals in the cluster(s).  What will be interesting is painting the large leaves that have a lovely hint of that purple in the shadows.

7 comments:

IrinaSztukowski said...

Amazing techniques, the color is a great choice. The flowers look so fresh. Great job! Thank you Ann. Irina

Pat said...

Looking very promising! xx

Crystal Cook said...

That is the definition of simplicity and beauty in watercolor. It's so fresh Ann, I love it. Can't wait to see it finished!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Such a great approach! This is going to be a beauty.

debwardart said...

Very interesting technique - thank you for sharing. It sure gives a spontaneity to the paintings. You are doing some beautiful florals!

laura said...

I love this practice piece--a lovely painting in its own right.

Ann Buckner said...

Irina,
Pat,
Crystal,
Christiane,
Deb,
Laura,

thanks all of you for the great comments.