From Start to Finish: Watercolor Pansies

Early this past fall I did a watercolor for a friend.  She helps to organize a MOPS group.  The theme for their group this year is the Art and Science of Mothering.  The watercolor was donated to be an incentive prize for bringing visitors to the group.

After completing the line drawing, I started with a blue wash.

Next came some yellow which blended in spots to make green.

Using green added some shadow and depth.

The flowers start to pop with some purple.

I overdid it with the green, so I had to remove some to lighten up the bottom of the painting.  The flowers get some orange.

The shadows get darkened, highlights get emphasized, and the flowers get their final details.  Ready to frame.



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