Thursday, July 09, 2009
fairy queen : watercolor stage 1
I started out this piece meaning to not go much further than a very light watercolor, just simple washes but of course I'd screw up one area and paint to dark or too finished and have to work over the whole piece to make it match.
I got to the end of the painting at this stage and was unsatisfied. The brown pencil I typically work in just didn't feel right, the upper right side of the painting really bothered me -- the grass was proving to be tough to get and I hadn't been able to get the lanterns to glow like I wanted yet. I had an idea, and we'll see it in tomorrow's post.
Next post : final watercolor