Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bloom in the Water

This is inspired from sitting at the waterlily pond where I began to really appreciate the arrangement of waterlily leaves. I used a photo taken from the pond for the flower. I wanted to create a painting with really fresh color. I painted the flower shape with white gouache and let that dry. Then I floated lots of acrylic ink colors over the surface, I used a little texture and then let everything dry. When I washed off the gouache I had the basic flower shape. I finished with watercolor—adding color to the flower and creating the leaf shapes. I accomplished what I was aiming for—fresh spontaneous color and lovely shapes.
"Bloom in the Water" • Original mixed watermedia on 100% cotton watercolor paper • 7 1/2 x 11" • Sold

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