Monday, November 9, 2009

Yellow Orchids - Work in progress

I was craving to paint a watercolor for quite some time and decided to paint these yellow orchids in watercolor. The size is 11" x 14" on 300lb paper, that I don't need to stretch. Here is a link to few of my watercolor paintings: Aruna's watercolors

The colors on these yellow orchids are so delicate that I can hardly see anything at this stage. Instead of painting the center petals, I will paint the background next. This will help my eyes and I can also judge the values better.

When the flowers are really pale like these, I sometimes paint the delicate shadows first before painting the petals.

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