Art Class – Lillies

#paintingwednesday again.   This time we had flowers – a refreshing change from the usual fruit.  This was actually my third picture.  I thought I’d expand from just the flowers themselves and include a bit of the surroundings.  Tried to keep a
Charles Reid

spirit – contour drawing, keeping everything connected,  emphasizing local color and treating the shadows as part of the object where possible.
And pretty nice it is too I think.
Big problems with the paper – it was Fabriano Studio Watercolor.  Terrible stuff.  Said it was 140lbs but seemed very thin and had almost no absorbancy.  This meant the paint dried almost immediately and it was very difficult to get soft edges.  Won’t be making that mistake again.

this was my first try.  Not bad but not my favorite.

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