This has been a busy week! In the past few weeks, my 10 minute sketch usually has taken
place well before Tuesday. This time, Monday was the day.
I did two 10 minute direct watercolor sketches. The first subject was a bit complicated
for 10 minutes, especially with the so-so paper being used. The sketch is not anywhere near
done - a lot of leaves are missing, not to mention more detail on the berry clusters.
But it served as a warmup for painting the Blue Lobelia. Warmups are a good thing!
This is very loose interpretation of the lobelia plant, but I'm liking it : )
I used a no. 12 Loew-Cornell 7000 series round brush. The paper is heavily sized.
The paint wouldn't dry and I did feel a bit frustrated with losing the highlights
on the flowers and cluster of greenery at the top of the plant.
Moral of the story: use paper that helps not hinders.
Experiment. Kiss those frogs... you'll find what you like!
|8" x 5"|
Here is the start to the Beautyberry.
I'll try this again, but not as a 10 minute direct watercolor piece.
And, will use better paper!