Monday, November 15, 2010

"What's Red for?" 6x6" watercolor


I love how the aquaboard handled the red.  So vibrant! This one also took longer than one session.  I got wrapped up in the background circles.  I also wanted to make sure the greens were right.  Greens can be tough.  The trick is to always, always, always mix your own greens.  No tube colors.  Using a variety of hues adds depth and interest.  

This reference photo was taken on August 8 in the rose garden.  They are all blooming beautifully.  You'll be seeing more roses.

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